EFCC arrests medical soctor, 17 other alleged internet fraud aka Yahoo Boys suspects in Owerri, Imo, recovers 3 Lexus cars, Mercedes, 2 Toyota Venza.
Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 arrested 18 suspects over alleged internet fraud in Owerri, Imo State.
The suspects, including a 28-year-old medical practitioner, Chijioke Precious, were arrested based on intelligence around 1am on Wednesday at Umuguma area of “World Bank” in Owerri, Imo state.
The 17 other suspects, whose ages ranges between 21 and 34, are Anthony Joshua; Henry Mezie; Chukwuebuka Ahiwe; Michael Chinagorom; Jossy Irokwe; Ibe Chukwuebuka; Iroadinma Chibuike; Uchechukwu Divine and Nwosu Emmanuel.
Others include Kenneth Williams; Mmesoma Oparanozie; Chikezie Ogochukwu; Uchenna Ejiogu; Victor Chijioke; Chidera Cyprian; Chukwuebuka Precious and Anyaehie Kelvin.
The Nigerian law enforcement agency recovered several luxury cars from the suspects. These include one green Lexus ES350; one blue Lexus ES320; two Toyota Venza; one silver Lexus RX 350; one black Toyota and one white Mercedes-Benz 4Matic.
Other items recovered include over 20 sophisticated mobile phones; more than 12 laptops; four inverter batteries; one big screen television and jewelries suspected to be proceeds of crime.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Source : EFCC