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20 Yahoo Yahoo Boys, Internet Scammers Arrested In Benin City, Edo State

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Jan 31st, 2013 – 20 Yahoo Yahoo Boys, Nigerian Internet 419 Fraudsters Arrested In Benin City, Edo State

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested twenty suspected internet fraudsters. The arrest which was carried out in a joint operation with officers of the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, followed intelligence report on their activities. They were nabbed in a surprise raid on their Cyber office tucked in an old building located on Siluko Road, Benin City.

At the point of arrest, the fraudsters had in their possession forty five (45) laptops of different make, twenty eight (28) telephone sets, eight (8) internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG.

The suspected fraudsters who are mostly in their twenties includes: Idehen Obabueki, Adesa Lucky, Usuagu Uche, Eloghosa Olikiabor, Larry Edomwonyi, Amowie Maike, Francis Ezegbede, Itua Samuel and Endurance John Egbeifo. Others are Amego Ovenseri, Iyen Ighodaro, Philip Agbodori, Lucky Robinson, Nnadi Obinna, Osabuohien Osahon, Chinenu Eze, Peter Sunday, Solomon Ogu, Niyi Femi and Osagie Aghedo.

The suspects have made useful statements. Most of them confessed to be engaged in online dating of foreigners particularly widows. They also confessed to using different pseudo names and faces to deceive their prospective victims. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Wilson Uwujaren
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity Of EFCC



  1. Abdullahi Yusuf

    January 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Hmmm na wao, kidnapping, internet scam, sexual scam and militantism are d common features of d easterners and southerners; y?

    • Ibk

      January 31, 2013 at 7:27 PM

      bombing, killing and child abuse are the common features of the northerner… Y?

  2. ebenezer

    January 31, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    No job nah how person go du

    • Oluwatomisin Elizabeth

      February 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      So, bcos there is no job now, everyone should be doing the same? Pls, that is not an excuse to be an internet scammers. It is when u fall a victim (but God forbid) that u will know that it is not joblessness that caused it.

      • james

        February 7, 2013 at 3:22 AM

        What is the cause my dear frnd?do you think that if these vibrants youths were gainfully employed or their parents were doing well they will endulge in such act?let our country fight curruption frm d grass root than facing less important issues?

  3. justice forall

    January 31, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    An idle mind is the devils workshop; so provide these boys with jobs & they would not have the time to spend in front of the computer for such a long time; so this is no breaking news; what do u expect from a jobless active mind with creativities; insted of making use of this intelligent guys & thinking about how to provide them with gainfull employment you people are wasting yr time arresting them. What abt you people stealling the government & public funds legally so there is body to arrest you pelpl enh stupid people

    • Oluwatomisin Elizabeth

      February 1, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      Pls, don’t say that? Who told them that it was bcos they are jobless? Did they tell u that? Afterall, they should be in school or doing other tangible things. Joblessness cannot cause someone to practise evil it’s their mind-set.

      • james

        February 7, 2013 at 3:31 AM

        My dear if u were in their shoes u wld not sound like dis! Nd pls note that thiers is what I call minute nd low lifers scam nd not in compare to our government local nd devil hearted face me I face u scam which is d sole cause of all these

  4. Honesty Pays.

    January 31, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Make dem leave Boys alone, dem no Rob and them no kidnap fellow man, The police, military or the efcc have the problem of Insecurity to take care of, what is being done to the great Boko Haram of this Country ? nothing and yet you go about wanting to be proud that you have arrested some innocent and harmless youths, Our leader steel and loot our funds on daily Basis and nothing is being done to them, who is fooling who ?

  5. kingzo

    February 1, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Nigeria is full of corruption, EFCC is also corrupt and instead of them to arrest those politicians extorting our money, they are there arresting boys that are busy looking for money to take care of their needs. EFCC officials are not ashamed of this act, looking for internet cafe to arrest boys who did not rob their fellow Nigerians but the white men. EFCC should arrest those politicians looting our money to be a rich man. nonsense. abeggi tell me beta news instead of this useless EFCC of a thing.

  6. ajingo

    February 1, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    all of you don talk the fact except one aboki ram who dont know his left from right,if dont have any better thing to post ,stop occupying this post

  7. Honbreezer

    February 1, 2013 at 5:13 AM

    This nation is in jeopardy!!Arresting innocent boys instead government public funds looters. Useless EFCC!!!!God is watching!!

  8. Vincent kings

    February 1, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Dats my 9ja guyz una weldon. Wt of dat aboki wey driven two point smtin milln naira Bastard E.f.c.c

  9. Moses chibuife

    February 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    no job ni 9ja dat y all is doing

  10. Gabby

    February 1, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    F**k E.F.C.C, they should free those guys, there are innocent! Fuck the law, they should look for Oga Boko!

  11. Zico

    February 1, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    It seems u guyz re fellow g boiz datz y u re commenting diz rubbish. Do u knw d kind of pain diz so called g boiz inflict on diz white pple wen dy robb dm of dia hard earn money? Make una nr wori hand go still meet all of una. Nd 4 d records am a confam edo boi oh

    • mine

      February 1, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      Ziko u b mugu u are saying dis cuz u don’t think properly.Mugu

      • Sandy Sidney

        February 4, 2013 at 12:05 AM

        I dont surport whatever the Yahoo boys are doing but the greedy people that fall vitim are dubius as well, the so call EFCC have no intelligent to differentiate the innocent once. maybe among the twenty fifteen might no nothing about the crime, i hope they are able to figure that out.

    • micheal

      February 1, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      Zico you talk like a cow, You are not from edo because edo boyz are not local like you, What about the mineral resource that was extracted by the white from our soil,?? You will die in suffer.

    • james

      February 7, 2013 at 3:52 AM

      Ziko u no d pain it feels to be in a rich nation were graduate youths still dnt have hope for his/her future? Were u wake up in d mOrning nd no hope for daily bread,were d ppl u knw nd connections u have is worth more dan ur atained educational qualification, were u hav entrepreneural ideas nd untill u die u no fit achieve dat goal.these ppl r of great minds nd hav symperty to mankind dan u tink u do bt frustration nd fear of thier future made em do it.pray nd talk to d gov there r ways u give hope to youth as de r d leaders of tomoro bt scared of tomoro.

  12. ykatee

    February 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    my statement goes straight to EFCC; You better stop compromising yourself and release those boys now before i count ten. because yakubu police pension is there we never settle that one. u still have a time looking for internet cafe around the city in order to mess yourself up in the public====== e be like say na celtel you dey use abi?

  13. yahoo yahoo suspect

    February 1, 2013 at 12:06 PM


  14. Oluwatomisin Elizabeth

    February 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Joblessness cannot cause someone to practise evil, it is a personal mind-set. I don’t tink anyone can lure someone to practise evil except if it actually comes from the mind. Eventhough they are provided with good job, who knows they can still practice evil. They want to get rich overnight, they don’t want to suffer,they don’t want to wait for their time. They needed quick riches. May we not fall victim!

    • Cloak and Dagger

      February 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM

      This f***ing Elizabeth, just shut your hole. It’s people like you that have never helped anybody in your life. You sound like a very stingy *****! The same white people you are making noise about are the ones that will enslave you. Nonsense! You are not even a white person, instead of you to focus on the problems in your country with no job or power supply, you’re there heaping blame on the boys as if they had a choice to be born in this useless country. To gain admission, you go pay bribe. To get work, you go still pay bribe. What da f**k! Then you just went ahead and assumed they would still be evil if they had good jobs. Your head no really correct.

    • Dave

      November 30, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      @ Eli, do you think it is even easy to scam people, wasting your time on the internet for more than a year just tying to convince people. I’m sure those guys would have fine something more reasonable to do with their time if they have the opportunity but there is no such opportunity for them. If those EFCC receive those money from the Guys, are they sending it back to the owner or they automatically turn it there own money?? who is fooling who? everybody na scammer

  15. AdebsAYO

    February 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    nothing to say, they’re to be exonerated….. Coz the Nigeria system of Government is not dat much secure or pleasant to we citizens. Although, is not that i’m supporting their immoral acts, but in otherway round they’re challenging our government to fight internet fraud…. Youths let us find another way to enhance our entrepreneural ethics!

    • james

      February 7, 2013 at 4:00 AM

      Entrepreneurs die wif their ideas in this country as no funding, so pls talk anoda tin

  16. sandy girl

    February 1, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Nigerians should stop pursuing shadows, abeg free those guys, this is one of the symptoms of unemployment.If you interviewed these guys we will found out that they are unemployed graduates looking for a way to survive.Our leaders should provide jobs for graduates and crime rate will drastically reduced.

  17. Peror

    February 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    What do you think should be done to these Boys?

  18. micheal

    February 1, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    elizabeth, U wanna tell me that yahoo boy has not taking you out once,?
    You will die in suffer what about the people that sit in their office and steal billions and trillions,? Nigeria money. This is white money it time we take what rightful belongs to us. The white that steal and extracted all our mineral resources the EFCC didnt arrest them, One president stole $16Billion for power sector what did the EFCC did to him nothing, Rather they tell him thank you. F**k EFCC and elizabeth……

  19. Prince jerry efosa

    February 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Nawa oo,dnt kn wat to say oo,already me i be 419, president na 419,naija na 419,evrythn na 419,even efcc na them b oga 4 419,hmmm…buh the truth b say the nid a scape goat to get promotn…sori boys…me i stil the wrk on duping naija Gov…

  20. Izu

    February 1, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Y disturbin dis legal boys ,are they d prob of dis country?hw many govt personnel hv u pple arrested dat lot billions of naira,nw dis harmless boys contribtin 2 d developmt of our economy ,dey are bringing money into nigeria ,think abt slave trader wht dos whitemen did 2 us.fuck efcc n police

  21. icep

    February 1, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    those military men no see other jobs to do na to go after boys without gun like say na boko haram or militant them dey fight. Army shud be in barracks doing what they are meant for. thanks.

    • sammy

      February 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Efcc all the way from no wherer come to edo state the land of faith and joy haba na to bad i thought you guys are bigger than this? you people came to our state and pick innocent, most of them are 16, 17 years old which was old enough to be your own child, you see while this country called Nigeria will never have peace, because some of you only want to make names so that the useless thief’s people called government will say you guys are working, not knowing that you are placing cause on your own generation. one day we great Nigerians is going to fight back, and we shall kill all the leaders that are ruling you people not me. which i can end this country so that every soul will die. i will be back for our leaders, there is no way they can run or hid

      • johnson

        February 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM

        My brother when you talk of name, good to make names, but our country man want to make money, they are criminals they only still money from our poor people to join the one they have, country that all man knows poor to be poorer and the rich getting richer everyday, Well let God almighty come and judge them, EFCC release the innocent people before fire will catch you people and your station

  22. kexta

    February 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    i dont blame them.nigeria is too f**ked up.our parents used to say we are the feature leaders.but how can we led when we are not been given a chance

  23. Koko Let

    February 2, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Are these guys going to Libya ? see as una line them up like deportees…Na their loggage be that ? I be think say them line up to fetch water… Make i call my guy akpors to vamut from cafe sharp sharp before them hold am join gate. EFCC SUCKS!!!

  24. Tar Tar fo

    February 2, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Chineke! That one nor be Chukidi ? Una emmm i can verify from his bugging stomatch. I will call ifanyi at efcc head quaters to negotiate for his release… These guys are trying to make a living it’s so sad the way they are being illegal immigrants. Why haven’t OBJ been tried or General IBB. May God Help nigerian’s Keep catching efcc one day you guys would go for a raid and catch ur own sons or do you mean to tell me that non of your kids do internet fraud ?

  25. Testimony

    February 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Dis country self:just take a luk on how d so called EFCC lined dis guys asif dey committed a huge crime in our country,no be so,i guess if dis guyz are employed and well paid in d society i don’t tink dey will one day tink of such act,EFCC U GUYZ ARE JUST JOBLESS,U GUYZ CUDN’T STOP BOKO HARAMS IN OUR COUNTRY,U GUYZ ARE JUST BUSY LUKING 4 MANAGEING SOUL TO ARREST IS NOT GOODOOOO….

  26. Edo boy

    February 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Guys let me tell u the truth from source, one of the boys had a misunderstanding with an army guy bcos of babe that was the reason for all these and believe me or not it’s the truth. The army had already arrested the boys and demanded for a 5 million Naira bribe and have had the boys in their custody for some days before deciding to involve the efcc cos they suspected the boys had their way with the police. Do ur investigation and prove me wrong

  27. abuja guy

    February 3, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    EDO BOY na true you talk 5million big oooooo a friend call me to tall me everything too, but the guy for non go fight army girlfriend , but na woman go must kill man, i am so sorry for this guys , it hurt me so much ,

  28. Sandy Sidney

    February 4, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    I am from California, my mother is from Benin City Nigeria, the first and the last time i visited Nigeria was a nightmare. A country that has no rules and regulations.the Nigerian Police are criminals in the face of the world. i fell sorry for the innocent youth.

  29. G Boy

    February 6, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Who say Yahoo boys nor go better , that person Papa and Mama Go die in suffer , We need Dollors, Pounds , and euro Infact all the the money in the world , EFCC how many una one cash na ?

  30. Zico

    February 7, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    @james u spoke well bt let me tell u sumtin, u guys complain abt d bad leaders nd hop 4 a beta future bt is it nt d same youths dat re d leaders of 2moro nw u all shud tell me wat wud b d outcome of a future govt whose members re fraudsters? Nd wat hop wud ur own children hav den?

  31. Johnson

    February 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    The government are the cause of everything, why are they blaming the children, many have graduated but no work for them, let the leaders do something for there people, Is only the poor that will take and it will be on news, while we have thief’s on the set, can EFCC do something about the government not only the poor who are suffering to help him self out, Well i pray God to come soon and let me see all those big men in Nigeria will carry all the money and go heaven……WICKED NATION.


    February 27, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Is government that course everythings na

  33. Big Guy Man

    April 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    fuck all efcc make una better leave those boys make them continue their work

  34. Benjamin

    May 9, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Please EFCC should leave young and innocent boys alone who are trying there best to take care of there need’s, there is no how if you search between this 20 boys you won’t find a single graduate among them, Our so called Senate President David Mark rejected the bill to pay young graduates 20.000naira every month WHY, and then what do you expect them to do seat down and look or rob the bank, they are fighting to ear a living let EFCC go and hold our animals of a leaders in Govt who are stealing our country money in day to day activities first before coming to Benin to hold Innocent boys….


    April 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM


  36. james

    August 8, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    stupid goverment efcc big ole, jonathan thief obj thief still yet nothing is done… abeg internet is the best work for our boys we use it to feed and leave better life

    • felix john

      August 3, 2017 at 10:15 PM

      yes we us it to feed
      nonsense government
      that can’t help people
      with work or by gaveing
      them anything

  37. occares

    July 9, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Since dem Don arrest dem, make govt give dem job na

  38. occares

    July 9, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Man, no job Sha, buh dats not enof reason 2 engage in bad tinz

  39. Friszy

    October 3, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Why disturbing this legal boys ,are they the problem of this
    country? How many govt personnel hv u pple arrested
    dat lot billions of naira,nw dis harmless boys
    contribtin 2 d developmt of our economy ,dey are
    bringing money into nigeria ,think abt slave trader
    wht dos whitemen did 2 us.fuck efcc n police

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