EFCC arrest 25 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Benue
Operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 25 suspected internet fraudsters (aka Yahoo Boys) in Benue State.
The suspects were arrested in the early hours of Monday, June 13, 2022, in a sting operation at various locations in Otukpo, Benue State.
The 25 suspects who were smoked out of their hideouts following actionable intelligence on their alleged internet fraud-related activities include E. Francis, A. Emmanuel, M. Wakili, C. Francis, I. Emmanuel , J. Williams , P. Idoko , M. Itodo , S. Abah, O. Ameh, O. Samson, O. Amuta , and O. Precious. Others are: O. Solomon, N. Alex , O. Emmanuel, E. Godwin,O. Ochigbo, E. Chukwu, W. Godwin, Y. Elijah, V. Godwin, L. Owoicho, A. Augustine and O. Moses.
Items recovered from them include different brands of mobile phones and computers.
The anti-graft agency added that the suspects have made useful statements and will be arraigned in Court as soon as the investigation is concluded.