By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal office, on Friday June 21, 2019 arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters.
A statement signed by the Head Media, EFCC Kaduna Zonal office, Zainab Sani, said the suspects, ages between 20 and 33 years were apprehended around 5 a.m in a rented apartment along Ihejirika Close, Becky, Karu, Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria.
The suspected yahoo boys among whom was a lady were operating around Mararaba, Nyanya and Karu axis of Nasarawa state/Federal Capital Territory, (FCT); were arrested following an intelligence report leading to a sting operation.
One of the suspects posed as an engineer working with Exxon Mobil, while the rest used fake identities to defraud unsuspecting people within and outside Nigeria.
The suspects include, Peter Olu Tsetimi, Ogunbiyi Adekunle A, Emuze Omosigho Emmanuel, Isaac Daro Obozokhai.
Others are Samuel Nana-Kofi Eruese, Edward Yusuf and Peace Manayin.
Items recovered from them include exotic watches/ necklaces, expensive phones, ipads, laptops and several fradulent documents.
Further investigation is ongoing, as items and documents recovered will be subjected to forensic analysis.
They will soon be charged to court.