A total of 32 suspected Internet fraudsters also known as “yahoo-yahoo boys” have been arrested in the Benue State capital by operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The arrest of the suspects which was confirmed by the Head of Public Affairs of the Command, Bayo Adeniran was carried out in a special operation.
According to a statement on the social media handle of the Commission, the suspects which include girls were nabbed in their hideout in various parts of the metropolis.
“They were arrested after a series of surveillance based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities”,the statement added.
Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Camry Car, 23 iPhones, 11 Android phones, 6 laptop computers, one ATM Card, one flash drive, wrist watch and several incriminating documents.
The statement explained that the suspects had made useful statements and would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.