33 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ Arrested In EFCC Sting Operation, 4 Luxury Cars, 43 Phones, Others Recovered
A total of 33 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo Boys” have been arrested by operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Owerri, Imo State.
The suspects, according to a statement issued by EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, were arrested on Thursday, April 6th.
He gave the names of the “Yahoo Boys” as Chukwu Frank Chinonso, Nnaji Ifeanyi Christian, Ezeji Princewill Chimezie, Ogbonna Georgewill Ndubuisi, Onuoha Daniel Chimaobi, Ekwusa Gerald Idiakachi, Echefulachi Divine Echefulachi, Ike Simon Chisom, Ike Michael Chimezie, Dike Princewill Chinanu, Okorie Gabriel Chigoziie, Matthew Izu Ofoha, Osakwe Godswill, Dickson, Nlemadim Godstime Izuchukwu and Njoku Gerald Chukwuebuka.
Others are Ubeachu Cannan Ikedi, Duru Ebuka Emmanuel, Ajoko Nzubechi God’swill, Onyimadu Alozieuwa Franklin, Akubueze Uchechukwu Franklin, Manji Gotom Sabastine, Uwandu bright Ogochukwu, Ubah Kingsley Chidozie, Chibueze Nelson Kennedy, Okwute Johson Onyedikachi, Ebuka Wisdom Obioma, Obiechefu Nmesonma David, Nwoke chibuzo Favour, Mensah Chisaraokwu Kelechi, Chigaemezu John Bright, Chikwado Christain Nmesoma, Nwoke Chukwuemeka, and Christopher.
“The suspects were arrested in a sting operation following actionable intelligence,” the statement reads.
“Items recovered from them include 43 mobile phones, 8 laptops, 1 POS, and four luxury cars.”
The EFCC spokesman said the suspects will be charged in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has commended his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike for supporting power rotation to the southern part of Nigeria.
El-Rufai stated this on Thursday when he joined Wike to commission the Eneka-Igbo Etche Link Road in the Obio-Akpo Local Government Area of the state.