EFCC arrests 31 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Benin, recovers 13 exotic cars from them

No fewer than thirty one cyber fraud suspects known as Yahoo boys have been arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Benin Zonal Office after appearing in a viral video clip, where they were spraying naira notes.

The suspects were said to have appeared twice in two separate videos, partying and spraying naira notes carelessly in a show off and spirit of competition.

The first video was said to have happened late August in front of Kada Cinema in Benin City, standing on top of their cars while throwing naira notes into the air in front of the Cinema house and causing a stampede among passersby.

The second video showed the boys at the same venue last Sunday engaging in similar money spraying and this led the anti-graft agency to begin to look for them.

It was gathered that some of the boys were intercepted by the operatives of the EFCC at the cinema exit gate while the other suspects were arrested at their hideout.

Thirteen exotic cars, including Lexus ES 350, Lexus 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus IS 350, Toyota Venza, Mercedes C300, Mercedes ML350, Range Rover Evoque, GLK 350 4Matic and Toyota Camry.

Also, laptop computers, I-phones, documents and identity cards were wanting items recovered from the suspects.

The suspects include Essien Sunday, Joseph Nwosu, Samuel Victor, Abdurahman Abdulahi, Uwaifo Destiny, Osaro Osarere, Favour Oleye, Smart Okunvobo, Oduwa Osahon, Osaretin Blessed, Frank Osas, Aisosa Kelly, Richard Ehigie, Destiny Omoru, Jacob Kelvin, Aker Kelly, Promise Godspower, Lucky Dickson and Osamode Efosa.

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Others are Osamuyi Aigbe-Egharevba, Ohumumwen Osaremen, Christopher Momodu, Aigbe Destiny, Eti-osa Osamwonyi, Patrick Benson Osaguna, Victor Kenyei, Marvellous Atiti, Gift Ebuehi, Osayi Casmir, Osahenkhoe Godstime and Paul Okoh.

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