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  • Crime - Enugu
  • Updated: March 30, 2022

EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boys In Owerri

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 75 suspected internet fraudsters in separate sting operations in Owerri, Imo State.

The suspects who are mainly students and job-seekers between the ages of 18 to 31 years were apprehended after superior intelligence was received on the nefarious activities of the young men.

Upon their arrest, six cars, various phones, and laptops of different types were recovered from them.

In a related development, Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Commission on Friday, March 25, 2022, arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters at several hideouts in Nekede Road and Owerri Axis of Imo State. Incriminating items were found on 17 of them.

They were all arrested based on verified intelligence reports linking them with alleged fraudulent activities ranging from love scams on numerous dating sites, impersonation, and possession of fraudulent documents, picker, and bitcoin scams.

The suspects are Samuel Patrick, Brima Edegba, Kingsley Williams, Audu Emeka, David Godson, Alex James, Prince Akachukwu Nkemjika, Chidi Eze, Kizito Emenyonu, Wisdom Handsome Chibuenyim, Chibuike Mbonu, Christian Sorochi, Victory Oparanozie, Uche Alex, Kingsley Eke, Collins Williams, and Charles Iwu.

Items recovered from them at the point of arrest, include foreign currencies, Toyota Avalon, 2 Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla 2004 Model, Lexus ES 350, Mercedes ML 350, Lexus RS 350, and Toyota Venza.  Others are fifty-eight phones (58) of different brands, eight laptops, one driver’s licence, and six ATM Cards.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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