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EFCC arrests 24 Youths being trained for Yahoo-Yahoo in Uyo

By Joe Udo

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 24 suspected internet fraudsters (Yahoo Boys) being trained for internet crimes (Yahoo-Yahoo) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

CONVERSEER learned that the suspects were arrested on Monday (22 Jan. 2024) at a storey building suspected to be a criminal hideout for training internet fraudsters.

According to the EFCC, the all-male suspects were arrested in two locations in an intelligence-driven sting operation at D-Line, Ewet Housing Estate and Nelson Mandela area – both in Uyo.

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“They were rounded up on the upper floor of the storey building that looked like a classroom hall with chairs, tables, laptops and notepads on each table. The building is allegedly being used solely for the training of youths in various aspects of cyber criminality.

“Items recovered from the premises and the suspects include: five exotic cars; 18 laptops; 17 mobile phones and one internet router,” a statement by the EFCC said.

CONVERSEER reports that the EFCC had, on the 28th of November 2019, arrested 23 trainers and trainees at a “Yahoo Academy” at Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok village in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

“The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the EFCC statement added.

Joe Udo
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