CRIME

EFCC Arrests 36 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ With NYCN Vehicle, Two Expensive Cars

A Lexus ES350 with the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) registration number IMO 44 was among other items recovered from 36 suspected internet fraudsters, otherwise known as “Yahoo Boys” arrested by operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

It is not clear whether a member of the NYCN was among the suspects.

The other items recovered from the suspects included one Mercedes Benz GLK with registration number KTU 729 HD and one Toyota Camry with registration number KTU 720 HL, include several phones, laptops, international passports.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren and made available to SWITCH NIGERIA.

According to the statement, the suspected “Yahoo Boys” were arrested at Owerri, Imo State following credible intelligence linking them to cyber-fraud targeting mostly foreign nationals.

The statement did not, however state when the suspects were arrested.

It gave the names of the suspects as, Chukwuma Destiny, Emenalom Precise, Nwaeze Obinna, Ogbonna Monday, Raymond Chigozie, Mmadu Bright, Chigozie Sixtus, Ike Joachim Uchechukwu, Ifeanyi Uzor, Iwuanyanwu Divine, Nwoke Udojah, Patrick Micheal, Chukwu Hillary, Charles Nneji, Nwachukwu Chibueze, Obinna Ajem, Egwu Williams and Samuel Michael.

The rest are Ike Joseph, Ekperi Ikechukwu, Iwwohen Ikechukwu, Joshua Emmanuel,John Dickson, Madu Sixtus, Onyemauche Tochukwu, Chibueze miracle, Precious Uchenna, Amamasim Bright, Ibeawuchi Obumneke, Ihugba Chikmso, Chima Charles, Christian Mahakwe, Okorie Arinze, Chukwu Kenechukwu , Mahakwe Charles and Chima Fidel.

It further said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Below is the full statement:

Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 36 suspected internet fraudsters.

The suspects include Chukwuma Destiny, Emenalom Precise, Nwaeze Obinna, Ogbonna Monday, Raymond Chigozie, Mmadu Bright, Chigozie Sixtus, Ike Joachim Uchechukwu, Ifeanyi Uzor, Iwuanyanwu Divine, Nwoke Udojah, Patrick Micheal, Chukwu Hillary, Charles Nneji, Nwachukwu Chibueze, Obinna Ajem, Egwu Williams and Samuel Michael.

The rest are Ike Joseph, Ekperi Ikechukwu, Iwwohen Ikechukwu, Joshua Emmanuel,John Dickson, Madu Sixtus, Onyemauche Tochukwu, Chibueze miracle, Precious Uchenna, Amamasim Bright, Ibeawuchi Obumneke, Ihugba Chikmso, Chima Charles, Christian Mahakwe, Okorie Arinze, Chukwu Kenechukwu , Mahakwe Charles and Chima Fidel

They were arrested at Owerri, Imo State following credible intelligence linking them to cyber-fraud targeting mostly foreign nationals.

Items recovered from them include several phones, laptops, international passports, one Lexus ES350 with The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) registration number IMO 44, one Mercedes Benz GLK with registration number KTU 729 HD and one Toyota Camry with registration number KTU 720 HL.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

11 May, 2022

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