EFCC Raids Port Harcourt, Arrests 92 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’
Kenneth Orji, PH
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday announced the arrest of 92 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo Boys in various locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the EFCC, the suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in a sting operation in the early hours of Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at various locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, following an intelligence report.
The location included the Choba and Ada George axis of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The statement said, ”Analyses of the devices recovered from the suspects established that 64 of the suspects have incriminating items in their phones and emails.”
The 64 suspects were identified as Lawrence Philip, Edewor Victor, Triumph Amgbu, Elvis Ogheze, Maduakolam Lius Fred, Edet Victor Akpan, Joshua Fidelis, Henry Wisdom, Isiah Ejarat, Destiny Waaogho Erigga, David Alli, Goodluck Edowru, James Otu, Asoulu Dare, Jerry Thankgod.
”Anawanti Finder, Edowuru Famous, Felix Osaro, Ukaegbu Franklin, Clinton Paul, Stansley .O. Tallick, Prosper Osadebameh, Prince Onyebuchi Ifeanyi, Gift Henry, Miracle Danien, Anyaeri Chidiebere, Udechukwu Ezenna, Udechukwu Victor, Favor Kelechi, Ernest Chidubem, Endurance Erebo, Chigozie Emeonye and Precious Enomah.
Others are Ohiarekurh Daniel, Ordinachukwu Daniel Obinna, Light Gospel Nwosu, John Junior, Udosina Obi Mike, Samuel Promise, Aremo Folarin, Treasure Mike, Confidence Paul, Precious Paul, Ndubusi John Kingsley, Emmanuel Matthew Agoke, Aso Gideion Apata, Favor Otogbo, Favor Shadrack Moses, Vincent Athanasius, Imafidon Junior, Kelly Didi, Emmanuel Odunor, Samuel Dickson, Victor Akpan, Godwin Oluwafemi Ozeknome, Norbert Atuna, Sam Uba, Emmanuel Bobo Ojuru, Kelechi Ben, Matthis Ibidabo, Kelvin Mathew Agoke, Chidera Chibuzor Anieze, Moses Shedrack and Collins Christopher.
The commission added that the indicted suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded