Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys, in three different locations in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The haul included a 16-year-old undergraduate.
The suspects, who are believed to have used different pseudo names to defraud their unsuspecting victims, were arrested following intelligence and three days surveillance on their hideouts in Bishops Courts’ Malo Lodge, Umuagu Mbieri and King David’s Suite in Owerri.
Five cars: Lexus RX 350, 2013 model, Lexus RX 330, 2009 model, Lexus ES 300, 2002 model, Toyota Corolla Sport and Toyota Camry, were seized from them.
So also 15 laptops, phones and computer hard-drives.
In one of the locations, some of the suspects in an attempt to secure some computer hard-drives and phones inserted them inside a bag of rice in the room, but all were recovered through diligent search by the Commission’s operatives.
The suspects have given useful information on their illicit activities and would be prosecuted upon conclusion of investigations, the EFCC said on Friday.