Friday, August 30, 2019

EFCC arrests another 20 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Imo state

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested another 20 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Imo State.

Operatives of the commission, South East Zonal office in Enugu swooped on the suspects on Friday morning in Owerri, Imo State and whisked them away.

This is coming barely six days the anti-graft agents swooped on boys suspected to be into cybercrime at their abode at the Spibat area of Owerri and arrested 30.


The EFCC operatives, who arrived Owerri on Thursday were said to have stormed Aladinma extension area of Owerri in the early hours of Friday and arrested the suspects popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys.

The EFCC operatives struck while their targets were still asleep enthused that apart from picking the suspects, cars, expensive mobile phones and laptops were recovered by the anti-graft agents.

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