EFCC Busts ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ Hideout in Makurdi, Arrests 32 Suspects

EFCC Busts ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ Hideout in Makurdi, Arrests 32 Suspects


The operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, May 4, 2023, arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters in Makurdi, Benue State.


The suspects include Jerome Stanley, Agbo Israel, Agbinda Senenge, Anum Cyprian, Ohuche Favour, Gabriel Oybaji, Vincent Adanu, Ukoh Michael, Jonathan Iwar, Victor Chukwekaum, Emmanuel Abah, Faith Terna, Mason Masenengen Terngu, Joseph Samuel, Samuel Stephanie and Terhemen Gabriel, Godwin Stephanie, James Ochaje, Shadrach Ogbu, and Ameh Serah.


Others are Gabriel Onju, Nwabueze Kevin, Obande Emmanuel, Atokoto Ojonugwa, Joy Okwoano, Lois Adamu, Joy Eze, Stanley Torkuma, Amum Daniel, Ashwe Toryila, Eneh Augustine and David Orhembetyoga.


They were arrested after a series of surveillance based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.


Items recovered from them include a Toyota Camry Car, 23 iPhones, 11 Android phones, 6 Laptops computers, 1 ATM Card, 1 flash drive, wrist watch and several incriminating documents.


The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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Francis Isaac Akuki popularly known as “Big Dadi Smile” is an entrepreneur, a blogger/graphic designer, and actively involved in fintech. He hold a National Diploma Certificate From Federal Polytechnic Idah Kogi State and currently a student of Public Administration at Taraba State University, Jalingo. He also hold a diploma certificate in Computer Operating From Fatz Link Computer Institute Makurdi, BENUE State. “Big Dadi Smile” is passionate about technology and endeavors to promote it within his community and beyond. He’s the creative force behind the entertainment website Moreover, he’s widely acknowledged as the CEO of Big Smile Global Services ABINSI, consistently striving to inspire others toward economic growth and development in his hometown of ABINSI.

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