Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, arrested 33 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” at their hideout in Benin City.
This was in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren gave the names of those arrested as Timothy Odion, Destiny Otokhune, Bright Akhabue, Isaac Eghosa, Philip Anderson, Kennedy Osagie, Kabiru Mohammed, Erharuyi Osaigbovo, Amalawa Kingsĺey, Obasohen Kelvin, Emmanuel Imuentinyan, Eghosa Osadebamwen, Akhere Destiny, Evans Jesse, Kazeem Samson, Luma Kayode, Festus Iyenfunmwena, Osagie Emmanuel, Chinoso Okoye, Michael Okoh, Yadina Chukwudi, Kelvin Amenze, Aikorogie Osarenmweda and Samuyi Ajayi.
Others are Sylvester Anointed, Ekhator Osamudiamwen, Oneh Endurance, Etinosa Ogieva, Marvellous Osawaru, Akhere Jeffrey, Oweka Augustine, George Festus and Lucky Junior.
“Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include six exotic cars (Two Lexus 330, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Venza, Toyota Camry, Lexus ES350), mobile phones, and laptops,” the statement reads.
According to the statement, the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged in court upon the conclusion of the investigation.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that two fighters of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) have been killed by security forces at Fuji Junction general area in Asaba, Delta state.