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Popular Yahoo Kingpin, 3 Others Arrested 




Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested four internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo boys.

The suspects were apprehended in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, following two separate raids carried out in the early hours of Saturday, May 4, 2019 and Sunday, May 5, 2019.

The Saturday morning operation led to the arrest of a 29-year old known “yahoo” kingpin, Akpojivi Joel Onoriode, who is married with two kids.

Onoriode was arrested in his lavishly furnished duplex located at Plot 10, Block VI, Unical Satellite Town, Calabar, which he confessed was purchased with proceeds from his illicit “Yahoo” business.

He confessed that he had been in the “Yahoo-Yahoo” business for a long time and was known as “Blinks” or “Mr White”. He admitted he currently operates an offshore account in China.

Three luxury cars were recovered from him – ZDX Acura car, E 300 Mercedes Benz and a Range Rover SUV. Other items recovered include two iPhones, one Nokia phone, and documents of landed properties owned by the suspect.

The morning raid on May 5, led to the arrest of Ifeanyi Chukwudi, Godwin Joseph and Iluobe Daniel who were also picked up at different locations within Calabar.


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