Corruption and Underdevelopment

EFCC nabs 25 internet fraud suspects in Benue

By Paul Michael

Officials of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested about 25 internet fraud suspects.

A statement confirming the arrest by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday said the suspects were arrested in a sting operation in various parts of Benue State.

Uwujaren further stated that the suspects have made valid statements and will be arraigned in Court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

He said, “Operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the EFCC have arrested 25 suspected internet fraudsters (aka Yahoo Boys). The suspects were arrested in the early hours of Monday, June 13, 2022, in a sting operation at various locations in Otukpo, Benue State

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“The Twenty-Five (25) suspects who were smoked out of their hideouts following actionable intelligence on their alleged internet fraud-related activities include E. Francis, A. Emmanuel, M. Wakili, C. Francis, I. Emmanuel, J. Williams, P. Idoko, M. Itodo, S. Abah, O. Ameh, O. Samson, O. Amuta, and O. Precious.

“Others are O. Solomon, N. Alex, O. Emmanuel, E. Godwin, O. Ochigbo, E. Chukwu, W. Godwin, Y. Elijah, V. Godwin, L. Owoicho, A. Augustine, and O. Moses.

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“Items recovered from them include different brands of mobile phones and computers. The suspects have made useful statements and will be arraigned in Court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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