Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, arrested 28 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” in a sting operation in Enugu State.
The suspected “Yahoo Boys” are: Godwin Ogbonna, Bright Chidozie, Chukwuebuka Ugwu, Ifesi Isaac, Collins Nnachi, Micheal Nnamdi, Ikechukwu Derrick Anya, Nneji Onyebuchi, Nwali Chukwujekwu Chukwudi, Kenechukwu Barry, Ibe Chisom, and Godwin Okwuchi Promise
Others include Chijioke Eze Henry, Chinwetalu Eze Harrison, Somadina James, Ejike Ezeoha, Seth Onodika, Akuh Stanley, Emmanuel Opara, Nonso Egwu Martin, Ugochukwu Kingsley Ibeh, Ikenna Okonkwo, Felix Nwaeze, Daniel John, Somtochukwu Zadok, Ugochukwu Amoke and Chukwudi Charles.
A statement made available to newsmen on Friday evening by EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said nine exotics cars, 44 mobile phones, seven personal computers, and one international passport were recovered from them.
According to him, the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that the United Nations (UN) says there was no legal basis for Niger’s military junta to prosecute deposed president, Mohamed Bazoum for high treason.
The UN human rights chief, Volker Turk, who started this also added that the very notion of freedom in Niger was at stake.