Police Bust ‘Yahoo’ Syndicate, Arrest Five Suspects

Police Bust ‘Yahoo’ Syndicate, Arrest Five Suspects

Police in Jigawa State have smashed a syndicate of suspected internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo boys.

Spokesman of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the arrest in a statement.

He said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, when operatives attached to Dutse Division, acting on credible and actionable intelligence stormed their house at Yalwawa Quarters, Dutse metropolis.

Those arrested include 28-year-old Henry Chilaka of Mbaise LGA Imo State, Solomon Ubah 26yrs, Bright Enyeazu 19yrs, Chigozie Duru 19yrs and Solomon Uchezie 17yrs all of Abia State.

Shiisu said on interrogation, the suspects confessed to belong to a Yahoo syndicate setting up a base in the state capital, Dutse.

The suspects however mentioned one Charles Chiemala now at large who brought them to the state, and introduced them to the business.

He said five laptop computers, five handsets, a generator, two inverter batteries, six big solar panel battery terminals, two mattresses, household items and the sum of N230, 000 were recovered.

The suspects were transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department Dutse for discreet investigation and will be charged to court for prosecution.


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