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EFCC arrests 9 “yahoo boys”

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EFCC arrests 9 “yahoo boys”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its operatives had arrested nine suspects in connection with alleged internet fraud in Abuja.

According to a statement by the Acting Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade, the alleged fraudsters, otherwise known as “Yahoo Yahoo boys”, were apprehended by the Advance Fee Fraud Section of the Commission on November 30.

He gave their names as: Edwin Ogbomwan, Okouromi Franklin, Oseji Collins, Collins Onyekwuluje, Anyanechi Ekene, Tony Oviasuyi, Chidi Emeshili, Osaigbovo Aiseos and Osaigbovo Ikponmnosa.

Orilade further disclosed that the suspects, whose ages range between 19 and 26, were allegedly apprehended with two GLK Mercedes Benz, One Toyota Camry, Lexus Jeep and other valuables worth millions of naira,

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested nine Internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo boys, in Abuja.

“The suspects were arrested by the Advance Fee Fraud Section of the Commission on November 30, 2018 through an intelligence report received on the fraudulent activities of the suspected fraudsters residing somewhere along Airport Road, as they were obviously living above their means.

“Operatives of the EFCC had carried out surveillance for days on the activities of the fraudsters before they swooped in on them. The suspects are: Edwin Ogbomwan, Okouromi Franklin, Oseji Collins, Collins Onyekwuluje, Anyanechi Ekene, Tony Oviasuyi, Chidi Emeshili, Osaigbovo Aiseos and Osaigbovo Ikponmnosa”, Orilade said.

Orilade further alleged that the suspected “Yahoo Yahoo boys” had converted their residence into a safe haven for perpetrating criminal activities.

He said: “The suspects had turned their residence into a safe haven for fraudulent activities using it as a place of abode and an operational office with computers, laptops, phones, modems, sim cards and so many other tools used to defraud Nigerians and foreigners alike of their hard earned money and valuables.

“The suspects had created an identity using the names Thomas Jerry Star and John Ben.

“The suspects aged between 19 and 26 years were arrested with two GLK Mercedes Benz, One Toyota Camry, Lexus Jeep and other valuables worth millions of naira, which they acquired through the proceeds from their fraudulent activities.”

The suspects are said to be cooperating with investigators

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