Forty-six (46) young persons suspected to be internet fraudsters (popularly referred to as Yahoo Boys or Yahoo-Yahoo) have been arrested in Calabar in Cross River State and Eket in Akwa Ibom State.
CONVERSEER learned that the suspects were arrested by the operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at different locations within the two places.
The Calabar suspects were arrested on Friday (13 Oct. 2023) while Eket suspects were arrested on Sunday (15 Oct. 2023) based on intelligence.
The names of the 22 suspects arrested in Calabar are David Boniface Akani, Johnson Umuke, James Michael, Akeke Favour, Enange Benard, Godson Ubi, Eddie Godson, Eyo Jesse Bassey, Joachim Omuyeh, Dickson Abang.
Others are Ikora Sunny, Emmanuel Godwin, Dannis Lipeunim, Agwazia Sunny Henry, Abang Emmanuel, Godspower Eyan, Elena Samuel, Adie Godson, Chisom Stanley, Nonso Solomon, Eyam Daniel Okpa and Aka Richard.
The names of the 24 suspects arrested in Eket include Fonime John Etukudo, Nsisong Udoh, Saviour Daniel, Sampson Sunday, Joshua James Michael, Paul Edet Etiemana, Archibong Okomobong Bassey, Inemesit Akin Bassey, Edidiong Aniete Tom, Ebowusim Chifia Aslem, Nwanchukwu Ebenezer Chinonso.
Others are Archibong Alfred Archibong, Itauma Uforotobong Richard, Bassey David Nicholas, Chidozie Ikechukwu, Japhet Linus Akwaowo, Victor Evans, Fortune Udia, Benjamin Amos, Prince Augustine, David Daniel, Augustine Obinna, Udeme Unanaowo Unanaowo and Obinnaya Jide.
“Items recovered from them include sophisticated mobile phones, six exotic cars and laptops.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” a statement by EFCC noted.