Ten (10) exotic cars, several mobile phones, and laptops were recovered from 52 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” arrested by operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.
The “Yahoo Boys” were arrested on Tuesday, August 1 after the EFFC operatives swooped on their hideout in Abraka, a university town in Delta State.
A statement by the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspects were nabbed following actionable intelligence linking them to internet-related activities fraud.
Those arrested are Okpoikibo Blessing, Seth Chukwumah, Success Oghenekuwe, Ugboko Constance, Michael Amen, Ebiren Emmanuel, Emuerhime Louis Victory, Wisdom Uwaoluetan, Odiri Ejiro, Ejenavi Maro, Oyinkepreye Eric, Prosper Enahoro, Ogbebor Princewill, Ogbebor Clinton, Enabor Peter Odianosen, Apoi Ufuoma., Apoi Purity, Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, Andrew Ogwu, Joshua Osiobe, Christian Skinn, Opiete Godbless and Ugboko Justin.
The list also includes Ezeagbor Chibuzor, Aneh Auwerosuo, Solomon Robinson, Frank- Ese Oheoghene, Dafinome Osume, Adigbuo Raphael, Akai Philip, Ariomaghwa Lucky, Prince Tamunotonye, Jeffrey Nwose, Edah Edison, Isoso Precious, Akpouona-Imomoh Malcolm and Berta Akpoveta.
Others are Johnson Chinechere, Okpidi Oghenerukevwe, Ogizeh Japheth, Ohareh Isaiah Owadinisu, Aloamalant Emmanuel Ifechukwude, Oghenechouwe Emuese, James Hart Okon, Tsebi Princewill, Oyinkepreye Anderson, ThankGod Okeke, Adigbuo Raphel Chijinda, Gajah James and Uchechukwu Victory Tabowen.
Items recovered from the Yahoo Boys include five Lexus RX350, one Mercedes Benz GLA, three Mercedes Benz GLA 350, one Honda Accord, Laptop computers, and mobile phones.
According to the statement, the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun has ordered watertight security nationwide over the planned protests by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), during the week