Nine (9) suspected internet fraudsters, also known as “Yahoo Yahoo Boys” have been arrested by the Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The suspects were apprehended on Wednesday August 26, 2020, just six days after four undergraduate students of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, were also arrested.
The suspects are: Sotonye Orugbane; David Egbunugwu; Emmanuel Chinemerem; Providence Oliver Samuel and Emmanuel Fidelis Nwambu.
Others are: Promise Nkwachi; Micah Nimi, Precious Ogadinma and Ebi Micah.
They were apprehended in an early morning raid on their hideout in Ozuoba by Obirikwere Road, Choba; NTA Road and Ada George Road in the state capital.
Investigations indicate that the suspects specialize in love scam, online Bitcoin scam, identity theft, trading scam, among others.
Items recovered from them include Sixteen (16) Mobile phones of different brands; one (1) HP laptop; two (2) Apple watches and two (2) Vehicles :One Lexus ES 350 with registration number Abuja KUJ 412 AT and one Toyota Camry 2.4 with registration number Abuja KWL 35 AT .
The suspects will be charged to court as soon investigations are concluded.