The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, 26th of August 26, 2020, captured nine suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo boys.
The EFCC gave the names of the suspects as Sotonye Orugbane; David Egbunugwu; Emmanuel Chinemerem, Providence Oliver Samuel and Emmanuel Fidelis Nwambu.
Others include Promise Nkwachi; Micah Nimi, Precious Ogadinma and Ebi Micah.
According to the statement released by the antigraft agency, the suspects were arrested in an early morning raid on their hideout in Ozuoba by Obirikwere Road, Choba; NTA Road and Ada George Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
”Investigations indicate that the suspects specialize in love scam, online Bitcoin scam, identity theft, trading scam, among others,” the statement in part read.
Items recovered from the suspects include Sixteen (16) Mobile phones of different brands; one (1) HP laptop; two (2) Apple watches and two (2) Vehicles: One Lexus ES 350 with registration number Abuja KUJ 412 AT and one Toyota Camry 2.4 with registration number Abuja KWL 35 AT .
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According to the EFCC, the boys will be charged to court once investigation is completed.