EFCC arrests 20 suspected ‘yahoo boys’ in Owerri

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 20 suspected internet fraudsters.

The suspects were arrested at the weekend at New Owerri, Eminike Estate, Norble Abode, Owerri, Imo State.

About 40 mobile phones, 17 laptops of different brands and 6 vehicles were recovered from the suspects.

According to a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects were apprehended by the operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the commission.

The statement reads: “The suspects are: Onyebuchi Victor; Isreal Victor; Emeka Clinton; Stanley Uche; Onyemachi Stanley; Ikechukwu Agbalieze; Franklin Ugoegbu; Nze Collins; Nwokoro Santus and Agocha Johnson.

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“Others are: Oscar Anumata; Emeka Clinton Nkeoga; Ogwu Chukwu Akagha Marvis; Victor Obioha; Charles Onymesi; Awunnaya Victor; Henry Stephni; Jerrard Uwaima, Franklin Uzoma and Obidike Abuchi.

“items recovered from them include: Forty (40) mobile phones, seventeen (17) laptops of different brands and six (6) vehicles: one (1) blue-coloured Toyota Corolla car; one (1) black-coloured Acura ZX car; one (1) ash-coloured Lexus GX 460 Sports Utility Vehicle; one (1) green- coloured Venza car, one (1) black-coloured Mercedes Benz car and one (1) ash-coloured Lexus 330 SUV.

Others are thirteen (13) Powers of Attorney, five (5) architectural documents and a folder containing some other documents.

“The suspects would be charged to court when investigations are concluded.”

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