EFCC Nabs 31 Suspected Yahoo Boys in Edo

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Samuel Abodunrin


The Edo State Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested 31 suspected Internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in the State.


Speaking with newsmen on Monday, Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the command, stated that the arrest was made following intelligence gathering and that the operation was carried out in two different locations in Benin.


According to him some of the suspects were seen in a viral video few weeks back flaunting their cars and spraying bundles of Naira notes into the air at a popular Plaza in Benin City.


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He further stated that were double crossed by operatives of the Commission at the gate after they had returned to the same Plaza on Sunday in the same manner as seen in the video weeks ago. He claimed, other suspects were arrested hiding in Benin City.


The paraded suspects included Essien Sunday, Joseph Nwosu, Samuel Victor, Abdurahman Abudulahi, Uwaifo Destiny, Osaro Osarere, Favour Oleye, Smart Okunvobo, Oduwa Osahon, Osaretin Blessed, Frank Osas, Aisosa Kelly, Richard Ehigie, Destiny Omoru, Jacob Kelvin, Aker Kelly, Promise Godspower, Lucky Dickson and Osamode Efosa.


Also, among the paraded suspected internet fraudsters are : Osamuyi Aigbe-Egharevba, Ohumumwen Osaremen, Christopher Momodu, Aigbe Destiny, Eti-osa Osamwonyi, Patrick Benson Osaguna, Victor Kenyei, Marvellous Atiti, Gift Ebuehi, Osayi Casmir, Osahenkhoe Godstime and Paul Okoh.


Uwujaren confirmed that the suspects have given useful information and that they will appear in court after investigations are completed.


At the point of arrest, items recovered from the suspects includes 13 exotic cars namely: Lexus ES 350, Lexus 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus IS 350, Toyota Venza, Mercedes C300, Mercedes ML350, Range Rover Evoque, GLK 350 4Matic and Toyota Camry.


Other recovered items are laptop computers, phones, documents and identity cards.