EFCC busts ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ hideout in Benue, arrests 14 suspects


No fewer than 14 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the commission, said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

According to him, the suspects include Solomon Oloche, Aselo Wisdom, Innocent Ochola, Simon Jeff, Akula Kelvin, Innocent Raphael, Emmanuel Okanche, Atoo Michael, Ochayi Nelson, Ngutor Paul, Francis Chikodirie, Michael Tyobe, Samuel Okanche, and Patience Tseaa.

According to him, the suspects were arrested after a series of surveillance based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities within the state.

“Items recovered from them include a Toyota Camry car, 14 iPhones, 11 Android phones, 6 laptop computers, different ATM cards, a flash drive, MTN router, Tus bike and several incriminating documents.

“The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he said.

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