EFCC Nabs 6 Notorious Yahoo-Yahoo Boys


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested six suspected Internet fraudsters also known as ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ in one of their hideouts, Kubwa area, Abuja.

The suspects are: Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee Frank, Osahon Scott, Efe Ehieorobo and Peter James.

•Other members of the gang on parade

The operation, which was carried out on May 11, 2018 by the Advance Fee Fraud Section (AFF), of the Commission through a sting operation followed an intelligence report on the activities of the fraudsters.

Surveillance was carried out and the identity and location of the fraudsters who specialise in defrauding innocent citizens both within and outside the country through Internet was identified.

On arrest, some of items recovered from the suspects include-one Toyota Camry 2009, 10 laptop computers, 4 ECOWAS International passports, 17 mobile phones, 2 flash drive, HP printer and Certificate of Award of Asian Professional Security Association in favour of Sun Yaje.

Also recovered was a traveling bag and Air Peace Airline check-in bag suggesting Abuja as its destination dated March 19, 2018 labelled with two paper clearance certificate of Custom Controlling Department, International Affairs China, No: 00548 and TDK courier service worldwide express service shipment details with track No: ME103178131.

All the hardware and digital devices recovered from the suspects would be subjected to forensic examination.

Commenting on the arrest Head, Media & Publicity Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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