Nigeria

EFCC declares Bawa ‘hale and hearty,’ arrests 11 suspected ‘yahoo boys’ in Port Harcourt

A file photo of EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, ‘hale and hearty,’ after an unfortunate incident on Thursday at the State House, Abuja. And its operatives have arrested and released the names of 11 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt.

According to a statement by the EFCC, this clarification became necessary following an incident on Thursday September 16, 2021 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja where he was giving a goodwill message to the National Identity Day celebration, felt unwell and had to return to his seat.

The commission said he has since received medical attention and is due back at his desk.

A group photograph of the arrested internet fraud suspects in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

In another development, the EFCC announced that its operatives at the Port Harcourt Zonal Command have arrested eleven (11) suspected Internet fraudsters in an early morning sting operation.

According to the EFCC, the suspects: Chidindu Michael; Timothy Emmanuel; Nweke Joseph Jeff; Francis David; Pedro Enuaghanam Nnaemeka; Promise Amesi; David Eke; Michael Okoroaha; David Achi, Justic Arugba and Collins Wedeh, were arrested on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Ozuobo Area, off NTA Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

“They were arrested through surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet-related criminal activities.

“Items recovered from them include: one wine- coloured Lexus ES 350 car; six Plasma Television sets; three laptops; ten (10) mobile phones of different brands; one LG Home Theatre; one black and red Boom Speaker; one Hisense Speaker; one Hisense Sound Bar, 5 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards of different banks and two Apple wrist watches .

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” the EFCC added.

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