Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested twenty-nine (29) suspected internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) in Owerri, Imo state.
The suspects, who allegedly specialized in defrauding foreigners through the internet, were arrested on Friday, September 23, 2022, following actionable intelligence about their suspected involvement in internet- related offences.
A terse statement posted by the anti-graft agency on its social media pages on Friday, listed the suspects, “Ike Frank Chikezie, Chukwuebuka Ohaeri Favour, David Ahams Chinyereugo, Desmond Chukwuma Ifechukwu, Chimereuche Chinedu, Mbah Chinemerem Kenneth, Prince Nyama Chidebere, Chinemerem Emmanuel Marvelous, Nwaike Obioma John.F, Prince Chukwuemeka, John Kennedy Wike, Ohaeri Sixtus Chibuzopr, Ahamefula Wisdon Metuobi, Sunday Uche Jide and Emmanuel Wike Jude.
“Others are: Dike Obinna Collins, Nwanegbo Ifeanyi Chukwu, Ikechukwu Dirichukwu, Obiora Chinaza Valentine, Francis Uwaene Nnadozie, Ihebom Austine Chukwuendu, Bright Nyama, Stanley Nwaikaye Chibueze, Chibueze Okerie Ezuike, Felix Chinemerem Emem, Clinton Onyejebu, Paschal Anagor Tobechukwu, Diamond Ugochukwu and David Chidera.”
According to EFCC, items recovered from them at the point of arrest incude: One Lexus ES300 car, several phones and laptops of different brands.