Six suspected internet fraudsters, better known as ‘Yahoo yahoo boys’ have been busted. They are Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee Frank, Osahon Scott, Efe Ehieorobo and Peter James.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, last Friday, stormed the suspects’ hideouts, located at Kubwa area, Abuja.
According to Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman for the EFCC, said the agency’s Advance Fee Fraud unit received intelligence on the activities of the suspected 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,” Uwujaren said.
“On arrest, some of the 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 travelling 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.”
The EFCC said the suspects will be charged to court once it concludes investigation.