The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested 33 suspected fraudsters
( Yahoo Yahoo Boys and internet scams) on Monday at their hideout in Owerri, Imo state.
The suspects were arrested in an early morning crackdown by EFCC operatives from
Abuja and Enugu Zonal Offices.
The suspects are Clinton Emere, Obinna Okonkwo, Ogochukwu Ogbonna, Joseph
Udom Kousin, Prince Ewunone, Franklin Michael, Tolli Ameiche, Anderson, Berthel,
David Franklin, Aboi Etealu, Chinubu Nwosu, Marizu Chidiebere, Dominic Terry Joseph,
Christopher Nwosu, Peter Gift Uche and Edinalo Ifeanyichukwu.
Items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones, 2 Lexus RX350 SUV
and a Toyota Solara salon car.
The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as
investigation is completed.
The EFCC in recent months has escalated the crackdown on online fraudsters, making
arrests in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti, Edo and many other states.