Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Benin Zonal Office on Saturday, arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters otherwise known as ‘yahoo boys’ during an early morning raid at Uromi, Edo State.

According to a statement by the commission on Sunday, the suspects, who are between the ages of 20 to 35 were smoked out from their hideout in a hotel at Uromi.


Over 20 phones and three laptops were recovered from them. Three luxury cars, Lexus R330, C300 4 Matic and GLK 350 4 Matic were also recovered from them upon their arrest.

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The raid which was a sequel to series of intelligence gathering by operatives of the zone is in line with the directive of the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu to rid the state and indeed the entire country of internet fraud and cybercrime.

EFCC said the suspects have made useful statements and will soon be charged to court.