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EFCC arrests nine internet fraudsters in Abuja


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested nine Internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo boys, in Abuja.

Acting spokesperson to the commission, Tony Orilade disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
He said the suspects were arrested by the Advance Fee Fraud Section of the commission on November 30, 2018 through an intelligence report.

He said the agency received report on the fraudulent activities of the suspects, residing somewhere along Airport Road, as they were obviously living above their means.


Orilade further disclosed that the operatives of the commission had carried out surveillance for days on the activities of the fraudsters before they swooped on them.

The suspects according to the spokesman were: Edwin Ogbomwan, Okouromi Franklin, Oseji Collins, Collins Onyekwuluje, Anyanechi Ekene, Tony Oviasuyi, Chidi Emeshili, Osaigbovo Aiseos and Osaigbovo Ikponmnosa.

The acting spokesman maintained that the suspects had turned their residence into a safe haven for fraudulent activities, using it as a place of abode and an operational office with computers, laptops, phones, modems, SIM cards and many other tools to defraud Nigerians and foreigners.

He further disclosed that the suspects had created an identity, using the names, Thomas Jerry Star and John Ben.

Orilade revealed that the suspects, aged between 19 and 26 years, were arrested with two GLK Mercedes Benz, one Toyota Camry, one Lexus Jeep and other valuables, worth millions of naira, which they acquired through the proceeds from their fraudulent activities.

They are currently cooperating with the Commission and will be charged to court after investigations are concluded, he added.

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