Six suspected internet fraudsters also known as ‘yahoo boys’ have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC).
From reports gathered the suspects were nabbed in one of their hideouts in Kubwa area of Abuja.
Following an intelligence report on the activities of the fraudster, the agency carried out investigations on the identity and location of the fraudsters who had been defrauding innocent citizens both within and outside the country through the internet was identified.
The Advance Fee Fraud Section of the Commission raided their hideout on the 11th of May and arrested six of them.
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson gave the names of the suspects as Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee Frank, Osahon Scott, Efe Ehieorobo and Peter James.
Some items retrieved from the fraudsters include– 10 laptop computers, 4 ECOWAS International passports, one Toyota Camry 2009, 17 mobile phones, 2 flash drive, HP printer and Certificate of Award of Asian Professional Security Association in favour of Sun Yaje.
Also retrieved was a traveling bag and air piece check-in bag suggesting Abuja as its destination dated March 19, 2018 labeled with two paper clearance certificate of Custom Controlling Department, International Affairs China, No: 00548 and TDK courier service worldwide express service shipment details with track No: ME103178131.
He disclosed that all the hardware and digital devices retrieved from the suspects would be examined thoroughly.
He added that as soon investigation is concluded, the suspects will be charged to court.