Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested no less than 131 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo Boys, in Rivers and Oyo States.
92 suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in a sting operation in the early hours of Wednesday at various locations including Choba and Ada George axis of Port Harcourt, following an intelligence report.
Analyses of the devices recovered from the suspects established that 64 of the suspects have incriminating items in their phones and emails.
Some of the 64 suspects are Lawrence Philip, Edewor Victor, Triumph Amgbu, Elvis Ogheze, Maduakolam Lius Fred, Edet Victor Akpan, Joshua Fidelis, Henry Wisdom, Isiah Ejarat, Destiny Waaogho Erigga, David Alli, Goodluck Edowru, James Otu, Asoulu Dare, Jerry Thankgod, Anawanti Finder, Edowuru Famous, Felix Osaro, Ukaegbu Franklin, Clinton Paul, Stansley .O. Tallick, Prosper Osadebameh, Prince Onyebuchi Ifeanyi, Gift Henry, Miracle Danien, Anyaeri Chidiebere, Udechukwu Ezenna, Udechukwu Victor, Favor Kelechi, Ernest Chidubem, Endurance Erebo, Chigozie Emeonye and Precious Enomah.
Also, 39 suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in a sting operation in Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to EFCC, the suspects, who claimed to be undergraduates of different tertiary institutions in Ibadan, were arrested in Apete area of the Oyo State capital, following useful intelligence on their cyber-fraudulent activities.
Some of those arrested are Okeowo Abiodun Akeem, Yekini Ismail Omokayode, Odediran Abdulfatahi Dolapo, Isiaka Olumide Hammed, Obioma Honour Umaduabuchi, Olorunsola Eniola Johnson, Olabiyi Ifeoluwa Joseph, Razaq Adams Lekan, Oladimeji Abdulrahmon Olamide, Oyelaran Olayiwoola Jeremiah, Patrick Simon, Adefowora Omotayo David, Adediran Qudus Wale, Onipede Damilola Zacheaus, Ajayi Ifedolapo Oluwatofunmi, Oluwole Ayomide Oluwasegun, Usman Mubarak Oluwadamilare, Dapo-Ajayi Temitope Faith, Diyaolu Olamide Samuel, Ugbama Daniel Efemena, Ayoade Taofeek Adekunle.
Incriminating documents and messages of their fraudulent bank transactions were recovered.
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