Seven suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, have been arrested in Benin City, Edo State, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Command, on Friday, September 9, 2022.
The suspects were arrested at their hideouts, following actionable intelligence about their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.
The suspects are Akele Aisosa, Idemudia Lawson Osarodion, Daniel Chidube Emeka and Ekoh Godswill.
Others are Junior Osagie, Idemudia Destiny Eghosa and Osaigbovo Lawrence.
Items recovered at the point of arrest include three Mercedes Benz GLK 350; one Lexus RX 350; one Mercedes Benz C400 AMG and different brands of phones.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
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Meanwhile, Justices Adebayo Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin and Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin have convicted two siblings – Shekoni Kayode Taofeek and Shekoni Habeeb Damilare, alongside Adegbe Thankgod, for offences bordering on cybercrime and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities.
They were convicted on Thursday, September 8, 2022, after pleading guilty to two count charges bordering on retention of proceeds of unlawful activities, based on their arraignment by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.