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EFCC apprehends 11 ‘Yahoo Boys’ for  cybercrime in Borno

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently made a major breakthrough in the fight against cybercrime in Nigeria. On Wednesday, the EFCC arrested 11 notorious ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Maiduguri and its environs in Borno State. The sting operation was carried out by operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the EFCC, targeting Jere and Maiduguri Local Government Areas of the state.

The suspects, all males, were identified as Micah Joseph, Mari Ayuba, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Adam Abiodun, Victor Chinonso Okolieaboh, Olatunji Sherif, Bright Felix, Jude Linus Magaji, Jonah Jondi, Ojobaro Abdullahi, and Jerry Zizighi. They were apprehended based on credible intelligence gathered on their involvement in various cybercrime activities.

During the operation, the EFCC recovered one Mercedes Benz GLK 350, a Toyota Corolla saloon car, smartphones, a Wi-Fi device, and power banks from the suspects. These items are believed to be proceeds of their illicit activities.

According to Wilson Uwujaren, the Head of Media at EFCC, the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded. The EFCC has been committed to fighting against cybercrime in Nigeria and has been making significant strides in recent years.

This arrest is a clear indication of the EFCC’s continued efforts in combating cybercrime in the country. The EFCC is urging members of the public to cooperate and provide useful information that can help in identifying and arresting cybercriminals in their neighborhoods.

The EFCC’s unwavering determination to eradicate cybercrime in Nigeria has resulted in this major breakthrough. This serves as a warning to other cybercriminals out there that they will be apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law

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