16 suspected yahoo boys in Delta have been arrested by the Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The arrest of the fraudsters was effected in an early morning raid on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at their hideout in Ughoton and Udu communities, Warri, Delta State.
The suspects who are between the ages of 20 to 30 were arrested sequel to intelligence report.
Items recovered from them at the point of arrest include laptop computers, iPhones, Android phones, ATM cards, and four exotic vehicles. The cars are Luxus ES330, GLK 4 Matic, Luxus RX 330 and Luxus ES350.
The arrest of the fraudsters is one in the series by operatives of the Commission in line with the directive of the acting Executive Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu to rid the entire country of internet fraud and cyber crime.
The suspects have made useful statements and will soon be charged to court.
And just days before this raid in Delta, 18 yahoo boys were arrested by the agency in Uyo.
The suspects identified as Endurance Ahunwan (28), Nohuwan Frank (26), Dominic Chidiebere (28), Idehe Efosa (17), Patrick Edos (27), Samuel Ukiwe (21) and Michael Edward 25, Destiny Efe (17), Hope Yusuf (19), Harrison Esi (17) and Igbinigun Osamudia (17), were smoked out of their hideout.
One of the them, a Seventeen-year-old boy identified as Esi was found hiding in the roof of the apartment along with some of their tools of operation. According to him, their leader, Ahunwan instructed him to conceal himself and the gadgets in the roof in order to prevent his arrest and confiscation of the tools.
“Our leader ordered me to hide in the ceiling with the gadgets so that I will not be nabbed also,” Esi said.
Upon arrest, Ahunwan the prime suspect, confessed that he recruited the team, saying they were paying back Europeans for stealing from their forefathers.