A total of nine expensive vehicles, fifty-four phones, eleven laptops, eight television sets, two speakers and one international passport, were all the items recovered by operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from forty suspected internet fraudsters.
Popularly known as “Yahoo Boys”, the suspects were arrested in an early morning sting operation in two locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
A statement issued by the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were apprehended in the Ada George and Eagle Island areas of Port Harcourt.
Uwujaren said the arrest was based on “diligent surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet- related criminal activities.”
He gave the names of the suspects as Michael Lelu Deedum; People Asoliagha; Joseph Ajilo; Adeyemi Gbolahan; Testimony Nna; Nnemeka Chinedu; Ejiofor Raymond; Miracle Ezenandu; Ebele Uchenna; Iyke Obioha; Ikechukwu Nwali; Okoronkwo Emmanuel; Ulu Samuel Eugene Chukwudi; Japheth Tallick; Noel George; Stanley Tallick; Saro Power Maeba; Enyio Chibuike, Ogwashi Precious and Elijah Jeremiah.
Othere are: Tochukwu Emmanuel; Africanus Tamunatoye Victor; Precious Presley; Tamuno Ewi West; Obu Gabriel; Wargu Prayer; Joshua Jeremiah; Kaibar Dsana Paraman; Diepiriye Marcus; Albright Ahiakwo; Precious Ifeanyichukwu Ukeagbu; Onyechukwu Prince Ebuka; Chukwuemeka Ukeagbu; Abiye Dokubo; Chale Amobi; Mine Baranga; Suleiman Mohammed; Chima Christian, James Darian and Kingdom Cyril.
“Items recovered from them are: nine vehicles comprising two black- coloured Mercedes Benz C300 cars; three Toyota Camry cars; two Toyota Corolla cars; one black-coloured Lexus car and one ash- coloured Toyota Avalon car,” the anti-graft agency image maker said.
“Others are: fifty- four ( 54) phones of different brands; 11 laptops; eight Television sets, two Speakers and one International passport.
“They will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”