14 suspects arrested as EFCC raids ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ hideout in Benue

The arrested suspects


By THOMAS AKASE, Makurdi –


Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives have arrested 14 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys in Makurdi, Benue.


EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday.


Mr. Uwujaren identified the suspects to include Solomon Oloche, Innocent Ochola, Aselo Wisdom, Simon Jeff, Innocent Raphael, Akula Kelvin, Emmanuel Okanche, Francis Chikodirie, Atoo Michael, Ochayi Nelson, Ngutor Paul, Michael Tyobe, Samuel Okanche, and Patience Tseaa


He said that they were arrested after series of surveillance based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.


“Items recovered from them include a Toyota Camry Car, 14 iPhones, 11 Android phones, 6 Laptop computers, different ATM Cards, a flash drive, MTN Router, Tus bike and several incriminating documents.


“The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he said.

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