Internet Fraud – EFCC Arrests 16-year-old, 28 others in Owerri


The operatives of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Friday, December 13, 2019 arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters, otherwise known as “Yahoo Boys” in Owerri, Imo state.

The suspects were arrested in three different locations following intelligence and three days surveillance on their hideouts in Bishops Courts’ Malo Lodge, Umuagu Mbieri and King David’s Suite in Owerri.

According to tweets by the Nigeria’s leading anti graft agency, on their official Twitter handle, the suspects including a 16 years old undergraduate, are believed to have used different pseudo names to defraud their unsuspecting victims.

Items recovered from them are: Five cars that include – Lexus RX 350, 2013 model, Lexus RX 330, 2009 model, Lexus ES 300, 2002 model, Toyota Corolla Sport and Toyota Camry were seized from them, so also 15 laptops, phones and computer hard-drives.

According to The News the suspects have given useful information on their illicit activities and would be prosecuted upon conclusion of investigations.

Source: @officialEFCC


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