Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Benin Zonal Command, on Tuesday, arrested two owners of yahoo schools and seven other suspected internet fraudsters in Benin City, Edo State.
Disclosing this in a terse statement made available to the press on Thursday, the anti corruption agency said two of the arrested suspects run Internet Fraud Coaching Centre (a.k.a HK) in Benin City.
The yahoo school owners, Osagie Ogiemwonyi and Onukwugho Favour and seven of their “students” were arrested at their centres following actionable intelligence worked upon by the Commission, the EFCC said.
The Commission named Destiny Ohikwugbe, Chata Okoro, Ighodaro Omede, Ehigie Idemudia, Lawrence Daniel, Raymond Ogiemwonyi Oghosa and Henry Philip as the seven other suspects.
Items recovered from the suspects according to the Commission include a Mercedes Benz GLK, Lexus 350, phones and laptops.