Six suspected internet fraudsters, also known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo boys’, have been arrested in Abuja, by operatives of the advance fee fraud section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This is coming barely days after the anti-graft agency confirmed the arrest of over 12 suspected internet fraudsters during a raid at Club 57 in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.
The suspected fraudsters – Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee Frank, Osahon Scott, Efe Ehieorobo and Peter James – were said to have been picked up in one of their hideouts, Kubwa area, Abuja.
TheCable quoted Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, as saying that the operation was carried out on Friday, May 11, by the advance fee fraud section of the commission following an intelligence report on the activities of the suspected fraudsters.
“Surveillance was carried out and the identity and location of the fraudsters who specialize in defrauding innocent citizens both within and outside the country through internet was identified,” Uwujaren said.
“On arrest, some of [the] items recovered from the suspects include – one Toyota Camry 2009, 10 laptop computers, 4 ECOWAS International passports, 17 mobile phones, 2 flash drive, HP printer and Certificate of Award of Asian Professional Security Association in favour of Sun Yaje.
“Also recovered was a travelling bag and air piece check-in bag suggesting Abuja as its destination dated March 19, 2018 labelled with two paper clearance certificate of Custom Controlling Department, International Affairs China, No: 00548 and TDK courier service worldwide express service shipment details with track No: ME103178131.”
The EFCC said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as its investigation is concluded.