EFCC Arrests 17 Suspected “Yahoo Boys” in Uyo


Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters at different locations in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 during a sting operation following a series of intelligence reports linking the suspects to all kinds of online criminal activities.

The Commission confirmed the arrest in a post on its website and also on its official Twitter page.

Items recovered from the suspects include; mobile phones, a television set, a red Toyota Camry LE car, a black Honda car and two Lexus cars.

“The suspects will be charged to Court as soon as the investigations are concluded,” it added.

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