Another raid aimed at eradicating the menace of internet fraud and cybercrime, popularly known as ‘yahoo-yahoo’ in the South-East region of Nigeria, the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, arrested five suspected fraudsters.
They include Ogbu Obinna Christopher, Onyeagba Joseph, Chime Isiah, Duru Franklyn Tochukwu and Orji Uchenna. They were arrested following an early morning raid at their respective residences located at Goshen Estate and Trans Ekulu, Enugu.
Their arrest followed an intelligence report about their fraudulent online activities.
On the strength of the information gathered, search warrants were executed in their houses/compound. Items recovered from them include several mobile phones, laptop computers, suspected counterfeit currency in N1,000 notes totaling N31,000; three Lexus cars, one Toyota Avalon car, several ATM cards, and other incriminating items.
Also, the Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, also arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters.
The suspects, ranging between the ages of 21 and 30, were apprehended at different locations at the Airport Road, Alakia Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Following a series of complaints from neighbours and victims of their alleged fraudulent activities, operatives of the Commission stormed their hideout in the early hours of Wednesday to effect their arrest.
The suspects include, Abdulmumini Fatai, Hazzan Azeez Junior, Adeleke Oluwaseyi, Atolagbe Dami Timileyin and Emmanuel Oluwaseun. Others are Kehinde Ridwan, Alarape Sodiq, Ahmed Mufutau, and Quadri Opeyemi.
They will soon be charged to court.