The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Port Harcourt, has arrested fifteen suspected ‘yahoo boys’ and girls’.
The yahoo boys, were arrested in a late-evening raid in Blue Chip Hotel, Rumuigbo, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
The EFCC in a statement said the suspects, who are between the ages of 18-30, were arrested in their hotel hideout.
Their arrest followed surveillance and intelligence reports on their activities and a response to the resolve of the Acting, executive chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu to get rid of the nation’s internet fraudsters.
The statement said “among the suspects, there are five young ladies and ten young men.They are Tamunotonye Tolofari, Isaac Michael, Kingdom Ekekwu, Daniel Uwalaka, Godswill Agwu, Innocent Daniel, Prince Amaya, Anita Jane, Nduah Gentle, Nduah Precious, Emeka chibuike Emeka, Tiemo Ipite, Stella Gbarakoro, christiana Cletus. Items recovered from them include phones and laptops.
The suspects have made useful statements to the commission and would soon be charge to court.