Eight vehicles confiscated as 13 yahoo boys were arrested by EFCC


Luck ran out on 13 cyber criminals as EFCC operatives recently arrested them at their residences in Ilorin and Abuja. Click here for full story!

In a strong war against fraudulent act or internet-related crimes in the country, 13 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ were recently apprehended by operatives from the Ilorin and Abuja Zonal Offices of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), in separate operations.

Arrest was made on 8 of these suspects following an invasion on their residence with addresses at C15 and A27 City of David Estate, Life Camp and No.16 Isaaya Shukari Crescent, Abuja.

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Arrested suspect alongside one of the confiscated vehicles by the EFCC operatives

The names of the arrested internet scam suspects are Nurala Eze Kamchi, Chiyiri Izuchi, Amuka Shadrack, Chigbo Eze, Nwegbediegwu Chekwubechukwu J, Franklin Okafor, Nnamani Chukwudera and Ezeagwu Olisaemeka.

On 9 September this year prior to the action based on intelligence report, these suspected cyber criminals were arrested due to involvement into series of illegal internet activities.

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Efcc is waging a nationwide war against people engaging in such cyber-related crimes

Eight vehicles such as Toyota Corolla, Lexus 15 250, Toyota Avalon, Mercedes C280, Mercedes 4matic C350, Acura and Mercedes GLA 280, and several other items such as laptops, mobile phones and many International Passports were recovered from these suspects.

The 5 other suspects arrested at the Zonal Office of the Commission  in Ilorin include Stephen Odanye, Babatunde Mohammed, Abolarin Kayode, Akinbamidele Femi and Adepoju Tomiwa.

According to report, they were using their laptop-computers and phones to converse with their mostly foreign victims, in order to extort or rid them of their life savings.

It was also disclosed that they got their cash, which is mostly in foreign currencies, from their victims. These suspects are set to appear before the judge very soon.

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Oluwaseun Adeniji