EFCC arrests 5 suspected ‘yahoo boys’ in Uyo.

The suspects were arrested by EFCC personnel, following an intelligence report - Various items including sim cards, laptops and expensive phones were recovered from the suspects.

            The suspects were arrested by EFCC personnel, following an intelligence report - Various items including sim cards, laptops and expensive phones were recovered from the suspects. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says

it has arrested five suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Spokesman of the commission, Tony Orilade, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, April 3 said that the suspects were Uchendu Denis, Osinachi David, Chikezie Bright, Francis Martins and Okafor Emmanuel, he said that the suspects were arrested by EFCC personnel of Uyo Zonal Office at Nsini Odeyop Street, Shelter Afrik Estate, Uyo, following an intelligence report.


At the time of arrest, it was discovered that the suspects, who were lodging in a three-bedroom flat, used one of the rooms for cyber-crime activities. Items recovered from them include 123 sim cards, which had a Turkish sim card, six laptops and 13 expensive mobile phones. Other recovered items were books and diaries containing phone numbers and over 300 email addresses, among others. They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, Orilade said.

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