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29 Nigerian yahoo-yahoo boys arrested with their Ghanaian accomplices in Accra

Facts showing that Nigerian internet fraudsters have relocated to neighbouring West African states to continue their crime have emerged following the arrest by Ghanaian police in a house at Alhaji Tabora area in Accra.

Crime diary gathered from the Achimota Mile 7 Police station in Accra show that about 29 Nigerian boys aged between 21 to 30, and one Ghanaian were apprehended during the latest raid.

Items recovered from them include 34 laptops and 48 mobile phones they allegedly used in committing crimes.

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 am.

“The suspects were all living in one big house where they undertake their nefarious activities,” the police commander said.

The matter leading to their clampdown was linked to a dead body that was found wrapped at the Apenkwa neighbourhood two weeks ago which sparked off massive protests on the excesses of the cybercriminals.

Another suspect, a Ghanaian, Peter Konadu Frimpong, 34, who was on top of a storey building videoing the police action, was also arrested.

Names of Nigerians arrested in the raid were given 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 were 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.

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