Operatives of the Nnewi Vigilance Service in Anambra State have apprehended more than 30 individuals suspected of engaging in internet fraud, commonly known as “Yahoo boys,” and involvement in kidnappings. The operation, which included a thorough raid in the area, revealed shocking details of exploitation.
During the raid, young girls allegedly being exploited were discovered alongside a cache of charms, mobile phones, and dozens of SIM cards in possession of the suspects.
The commander leading the operation, who opted for anonymity, disclosed that the apprehended suspects have been handed over to the police for further investigation and subsequent prosecution. Additionally, the facilities housing the suspects have been sealed by the Vigilante Group to facilitate a more in-depth investigation.
An anonymous source within the group raised concerns about the exploitation of young girls, shedding light on the severity of the situation. The suspects’ possession of charms and a significant number of communication devices adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing investigation.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ikenga Tochukwu, has confirmed the incident, assuring the public that a thorough investigation is underway.
“The command has received the suspects, and interrogation has commenced,” stated Tochukwu, emphasizing the commitment to uncovering the extent of the suspects’ activities.