Operatives of the Enugu zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday April 13, 2022 arrested 16 internet fraud suspects in Asaba, Delta State.
The suspects are Esievoadje Isaac, Utogbo joseph, James Chibueze, Ogboru Celdric Mudaga, Edet Ifeanyi Drie, Ayomor Ikechukwu Godfrey, Gray Osekwuni and Enegide Ifeanyi Kizito.
Others are Godwin Okiemute, Okoh Joseph, John Odedekuma, Precious Agbavito, Efe Odedekuma, Brian Adigwu, Okoro Daniel and Josephine Christian.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said the suspects were arrested following intelligence on their internet related fraud activities which included defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, mostly foreign nationals, through the internet.
He said items recovered from them include several mobile phones, laptops and cars : Mercedes Benz GLK 350 with registration number KSF 208 GT, one Lexus ES350 with registration number WWR 564 TD, one Toyota Camry with registration number ABC 492 FW , one Toyota Venza with registration number KWL 878 BE, one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 with registration number ABJ 515 D, a Mercedes Benz GLK 350 with registration number YAB 286 BT, one Mercedes Benz ML 350 with registration number KUJ 387 BR and One Toyota Camry with registration number AKD 123 GD.
In a related development, the EFCC Spokesman in a separate statement said, a total of seven suspected “Yahoo Boys” were on Thursday, arrested by the Lagos zonal command of the anti-graft agency.
He gave the names of the suspects as: Sulaiman Ademola, Okechukwu Ndubuisi Prince, Sunday Carson Kingsley, Ikpeh Godwin Igojuju, Shile Temiloluwa Abiodun, Agboh Daniel and Nice Tom Eweh
According to him, they were arrested at No. 1 Gideon Obhakhan Close, Therra Annex, Sangotedo, Lagos, following credible intelligence received by the Commission on the illegal activities of some individuals allegedly involved in computer fraud.
He said upon their arrest, two exotic vehicles, laptop computers and mobile devices were recovered from them.
He further disclosed that all suspects will be charged to court once investigations are concluded.
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