Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters also known as yahoo yahoo boys in one of their hideouts in the Kubwa area of Abuja. Reports say the suspects are Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee Frank, Osahon Scott, Efe Ehieorobo and Peter James.
The operation, which was carried out in May by the Advance Fee Fraud Section (AFF) of the Commission through a sting operation, followed an intelligence report on the activities of the fraudsters.
“Surveillance was carried out and the identity and location of the fraudsters who specialize in defrauding innocent citizens both within and outside the country through internet was identified,” the EFCC said in a statement.
On the arrest, some of items recovered from the suspects include – one Toyota Camry 2009, 10 laptop computers, 4 ECOWAS International passports, 17 mobile phones, 2 flash drive, HP printer and Certificate of Award of Asian Professional Security Association in favour of Sun Yaje.
Also recovered was a traveling bag and air piece check-in bag suggesting Abuja as its destination dated March 19, 2018 labelled 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.
The EFCC said “All the hardware and digital devices recovered from the suspects would be subjected to forensic examination”.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” the Commission added.