EFCC swoops on Abuja suspected internet fraudsters, nabs 9

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 6 December 2018 | 1,554 times

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested nine suspected 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 known means.

Operatives of the EFCC had carried out surveillance for days on the activities of the suspects before they swooped on them. The suspects were named as Edwin Ogbomwan, Okouromi Franklin, Oseji Collins, Collins Onyekwuluje, Anyanechi Ekene, Tony Oviasuyi, Chidi Emeshili, Osaigbovo Aiseos and Osaigbovo Ikponmnosa.

The suspects had allegedly 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 were also said to have 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 SUV and other valuables worth millions of naira, which they were feared to have acquired with the proceeds from their fraudulent activities.

They are currently helping the Commission in its efforts to unravel the detailed activities of the suspects would be charged to court after investigations are concluded.

Source: News Express

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