It was the end of the road for nine internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys, including two brothers, as they were picked up at their hideout on Friday, October 22, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during what the commission described as early morning sting operation in Warri, Delta State.
The two brothers, whose names were given as Oghenekuwe Moses and Oghenekuwe Hezekiah, were among the nine fraudsters picked up in the Warri area of Delta State. The names of seven others were given as Musa Shaka, Musa Dauda, Akpan Bobby, Ilaya Godstime, Olemene Azubuike, Edevo Success and Atarhe Ochuko.
(PHOTO CREDIT: EFCC Facebook wall)
It was gathered that the young men were picked up at their hideout at a location in Warri following intelligence reports obtained about their internet-related criminal activities by the operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the anti graft agency.
According to a statement by the EFCC on its Facebook wall on Friday night, at the point of arrest of the nine young men, mobile phones, a Lexus ES 350 car and other exhibits were recovered from the suspects.
The statement added that the internet fraudsters had made useful information to the operatives of the commission and they would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed.
Parts of the statement read: "Operatives of the EFCC Benin Zonal Command, in the early hours of Friday, October 22, 2021, arrested nine internet fraudsters in Warri, Delta State during a sting operation.
Those arrested are Musa Shaka, Musa Dauda, two brothers: Oghenekuwe Moses, Oghenekuwe Hezekiah; Akpan Bobby, Ilaya Godstime, Olemene Azubuike, Edevo Success and Atarhe Ochuko.
"They were arrested at their hideout sequel to actionable intelligence. At the point of their arrest, mobile phones, a Lexus ES 350 car and other exhibits were recovered from them.
"The men have made useful statements to the operatives and would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed."
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