Yahoo Boys or Internet Fraud suspects on Parade

Nine Yahoo Boys mainly young men were busted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC over alleged internet fraud activities.

TheConscience reports that in a fresh onslaught against fraudulent internet activities which continues to batter the image of Nigeria on the international stage, the Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday August 26, 2020 arrested the nine able bodied young men suspected of internet fraudulent activities in Port Harcourt, South-South zone of the country, .

The suspected Yahoo Boys are: Sotonye Orugbane; David Egbunugwu; Emmanuel Chinemerem; Providence Oliver Samuel and Emmanuel Fidelis Nwambu. Others are: Promise Nkwachi; Micah Nimi, Precious Ogadinma and Ebi Micah.

The suspectects were apprehended in an early morning raid on their hideout in Ozuoba by Obirikwere Road, Choba; NTA Road and Ada George Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Investigations indicate that the suspects specialize in love scam, online Bitcoin scam, identity theft, trading scam, among others.

Items recovered from them include Sixteen (16) Mobile phones of different brands; one (1) HP laptop; two (2) Apple watches and two (2) Vehicles :One Lexus ES 350 with registration number Abuja KUJ 412 AT and one Toyota Camry 2.4 with registration number Abuja KWL 35 AT.

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The EFFC said the Yahoo Boys suspects will be charged to court as soon investigations are concluded.

Meanwhile, some Nigerians have reacted angrily on the what they described as indiscriminate arrest and illegal profiling of Nigerian young men as internet fraudsters popularly called Yahoo Boys by the operatives of the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.


While lamenting on social media, the citizens condemned the EFCC and its operatives for being fond of rounding up young men based on flamboyant dressing and ostentatious lifestyle and labeling them Yahoo Boys.

They maintained that it is unjust to parade suspects needlessly when there are no established cases of crimes against them in a competent court of law. They charged the EFCC to focus on prosecuting diligently rather than hurriedly parading ‘innocent’ young men as fraudsters.

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