Twenty-three (23) suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” have been arrested by operatives of the Makurdi zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The “Yahoo Boys” were nabbed in a sting operation in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
EFCC disclosed this in a statement posted on its official X handle on Tuesday.
The statement said the items recovered from them include different mobile phones and one Toyota Corolla car.
The statement reads, “The suspects are David Uvaa, Patrick Adakole, Cyprian Aloo, Michael Anaambe, Okti Clinton, Ibi Raphael, Anaambe George, Msaasha John, Oche Edache, Anaker Terpase, Tanko Japhet and Ayalgo Lorfa.
“Others include Success Terzungwe, Suursuter Isaiah, Lawani Peter, Paul Adewa, Jacob Paul, Ibi Shedrack, Iorkosu Michael, Shiedu Leonard, Terseer Mnenge, Ikyorna Raphael and Igba Ngutor.
“The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the United Kingdom National Crime Agency (NCA) on Tuesday, said former President of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been charged with bribery offences relating to her time as Nigeria’s minister of Petroleum Resources.