A total of 24 suspected internet fraudsters also referred to as “yahoo boys” are currently cooling their heels in the custody of the Benin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
This followed their arrest by the zonal command of the anti-graft agency on Thursday.
The suspects, according to an EFCC statement, said were apprehended at their hideout in Asaba, Delta State “following actionable intelligence.”
The statement gave the names of the suspects as Obikolu Lawrence Chukwuemeka, Ezennabuike Daniel, Emmanuel Favour, Efemenam Ifeanyi, Andrew Martin Udeorah, Anozie Ugochukwu, Oziegbe Famous, Onalugbum Ekene, Nonso Nwakor, Gabriel Igelije and Paul Enakeno. Others are Chigbo Kanayo Stephen, Chinedu Emejon, Nwabueze Arinze, Harrison Chukwuji and Chinonso Jude Emejom.
Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest, the statement revealed, include two Toyota Camry, Mercedes Benz car, Laptops and mobile phones.
“The suspects have made useful statements and will be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” it added.
The arrest comes less than two days after the anti-graft agency said it arrested 120 suspected internet fraudsters in Oyo and Enugu States and recovered 16 exotic cars cars, laptops, mobile phones and other incriminating documents from them.