Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, EFCC, has published the names of nine suspected internet fraudsters, commonly known as ‘Yahoo boys’, arrested in Edo State on Tuesday.
The anti-graft agency said the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to its Benin zonal office.
According to the EFCC, the operatives raided the suspects’ residence in the early hours of Tuesday, during which laptop computers, mobile phones, a Toyota Camry car and a Luxus Jeep were recovered from them.
“The suspects who were arrested following intelligence received by the Commission are Okosun Godspower, Imo Harry Hamilton, Efosa Desmond, Odiase Aifuwa, Idoko Onakpa, Dogìo Samson, Okukoje Godstime, Onuigbo Julius and Osamulu Sunday.
“The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed,” read a statement posted on the agency’s Facebook page.