A suspected cyber crime syndicate popularly known as Yahoo boys has been busted recently by the Achimota Mile 7 Police in Accra, Ghana. Out of the 30 suspects arrested, 29 of them were Nigerians.
The suspects were arrested in an early morning swoop on a house at Alhaji Tabora in Accra, Ghana, and they were aged between 21 to 30. The suspects are also linked to a dead body that was found wrapped at the Apenkwa neighbourhood two weeks ago.
Items retrieved from the suspects were 34 laptops and 48 mobile phones which were allegedly used in committing the crimes.
The names of the suspects were revealed as Ike Ogu, 24; Ike Iduozi, 23; Blessing Adebayo, 25; Awudu Abdul Razak, 23; Daley Emmanuel, 26; Moses Madjaki, 30; Onaghnise Osahou, 24; Peter Andrews,25; Benjamin Akumeze, 25; Kelvin Osayi, 23; Oforufemi Adrigu, 25, Anthony Irughe, 22 and Kelvin Uche, 22.
Others include Timothy Irughe, 22; Elvis Uzeogbu, 24; Owen Zakari, 24; Joe Steve Obozu, 29; Festus Owubu, 25; Abraham Femi, 24; Suleman Abudu, 25; Abraham Femi, 24; Age Michael, 25; Philip Aghariaha, 25; Nathaniel Owobu, 27; Teddy Atigbin, 23; Henry Onege, 27; Daniel Ukuokolo, 21; Osas Uhuns, 22; Kelvin Ola, 23, Lucky Osahou,21 and Yakubu Dido, 26.
Briefing newsmen from a newspaper daily in Ghana, Daily Graphic, the Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro II, said the police, acting on a tip-off, kept the house under surveillance before conducting the swoop.
He said the police met almost all the suspects busily engaged in fraudulent cyber activities during the swoop around 7 a.m. last week Saturday.
“The suspects were all living in one big house where they undertake their nefarious activities,” he added.
The suspects will be put before the court today, pending further police investigations.