Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested two owners of Yahoo School – Internet Fraud Coaching Centre (a.k.a HK) and seven suspected internet fraudsters in Benin City, Edo State.
The commission made the arrests on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
The commission said the yahoo school owners, Osagie Ogiemwonyi and Onukwugho Favour and seven of their “students” were arrested at their centres following actionable intelligence worked upon by the Commission,
The seven others are Destiny Ohikwugbe, Chata Okoro, Ighodaro Omede, Ehigie Idemudia, Lawrence Daniel, Raymond Ogiemwonyi Oghosa and Henry Philip.
Items recovered from the suspects include a Mercedes Benz GLK, Lexus 350, phones and laptops.
The EFCC said the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.
In a similar development, operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters within Akwa Ibom State.
They were arrested in a sting operation on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
The all-male suspects, whose ages range between 18 to 24 years, were arrested at their various hideouts in Uyo and Ikot Ekpene areas of the State, following verified intelligence regarding their nefarious activities.
Items recovered from the suspects include, a silver -coloured Toyota Corolla car, as well as various brands of sophisticated mobile phones and laptops.
According to the EFCC, the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.