Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ”Yahoo boys.”
Naija News understands that the suspects were apprehended in two separate raids conducted by the Cybercrime and Advance Fee Fraud sections of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC
This online news platform gathered that Six of the suspected fraudsters were picked at 5 Arbe Saibra Dantata Estate Kubwa, Abuja.
The names of the arrested suspects were given as; “Aifuwa Aisosa, Desmond Imasuen, Usman Malik, Odiesen Ken, Odiase Emmanuel and Aifuwa Henry,” PM News reports.
While confirming the arrest of the suspects, the spokesman of the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspects had been under surveillance for weeks.
Items recovered from the suspects include mobile phones, laptop computers, and a Mercedes C350.
Similarly, the anti-graft agency on Thursday, September 26, arrested Mbaeri Anselm Chukwuma at David Estate, Gwarimpa.
According to a report obtained by this online news platform, items recovered from the suspect include a Toyota Rav4, 2 laptops, 2 phones and a Pump Action Rifle with 2 Cartridges.
However, upon the completion of investigation by the EFCC, the suspects are expected to be charged to court for possible prosecution in accordance with the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.