Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 20 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Spokesman to EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this on Monday, said the suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ were arrested on Friday, February 12, at New Owerri, Eminike Estate, Owerri, Imo State.
The suspects listed are: “Onyebuchi Victor; Isreal Victor; Emeka Clinton; Stanley Uche; Onyemachi Stanley; Ikechukwu Agbalieze; Franklin Ugoegbu; Nze Collins; Nwokoro Santus and Agocha Johnson.
Others are: “Oscar Anumata; Emeka Clinton Nkeoga; Ogwu Chukwu Akagha Marvis; Victor Obioha; Charles Onymesi; Awunnaya Victor; Henry Stephni; Jerrard Uwaima, Franklin Uzoma and Obidike Abuchi.”
The EFCC spokesman revealed that incriminating items were also recovered from the suspects.
These included: “Forty (40) mobile phones, seventeen (17) laptops of different brands and six (6) vehicles: one (1) blue-coloured Toyota Corolla car; one (1) black-coloured Acura ZX car; one (1) ash-coloured Lexus GX 460 Sports Utility Vehicle; one (1) green- coloured Venza car, one (1) black-coloured Mercedes Benz car and one (1) ash-coloured Lexus 330 SUV.
“Others are thirteen (13) Powers of Attorney, five (5) architectural documents and a folder containing some other documents,” he added.
“The suspects would be charged to court when investigations are concluded,” the statement concluded.