Yahoo Yahoo Boys Granted Bail In Benin-EFCC

By Wilson Uwujaren- Ag. Head, Media & Publicity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned nine of the twenty suspected internet fraudsters arrested and handed over to the Commission by the Joint Task Force of the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin. They were arraigned before Justice A. M Liman of the Federal High Court 1, Benin on separate charges bordering on conspiracy to commit felony to wit: obtaining money under false pretence. They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

One of the charge reads in part; “that you  Osaugwu Uchenna Kingsley (alias Sam Henric), Robinson Lucky (alias Justin Parker),  Larry Edomwonyi (alias Mark Erixson), Amovie Mike (alias Jeffery Ares), Itua Samuel Robinson (alias Park Wetty, King Harry ), Iyen Oghodaro Destiny, Adesa Lucky Rute ( alias Peter Anderson, Eric Stern etc), Egbeifo John Endurance and Egbeniyi Oluwafemi ( alias Raymond Morrison, Mavis Mar) at No. 56  Siluko  Road , Benin City within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conspire with one Dennis Osagie and others now at large to commit felony to wit: obtaining  money under false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.

Justice Liman granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N1million each and two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be a civil servant and the other must own a landed property within the jurisdiction of court. He ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody and adjourned to 4th, 13th and 19th of March respectively.

The fraudsters were arrested on January 18, 2013 when men of the Joint Task Force, 4 Brigade, Benin in a surprise raid, stormed their cyber office tucked in an old building located on Siluko Road, Benin City. They were subsequently handed over to the Commission for further investigation and prosecution.

At the point of arrest, the fraudsters had in their possession forty five (45) laptops of different make, twenty eight (28) telephone sets, eight (8) internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG.

Wilson Uwujaren
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
5th February, 2013

 -This is an EFCC press release
 

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Na wa o

Seriously? interesting to know somethings happen in this country..

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Stop The Stupid Talk

I am really amazed at how people talk stupidly on this issue. First, a crime is a crime regardless of how small or big it is. Second, crimes affects a nation equally across the board. Many here who underate the magnitude of the effect of 419 on the image of Nigeria need to travel out to see how it will negatively impact them. 419 has damaged the image of Nigeria to the point that sometimes when you are out of Nigeria, you do not want to be seen as a Nigerian. Also, be aware that the victims of their act of fraud are human beings as well. Talk to a victim and see if you will like to be in their shoes.

I was dere

Good evening every body , I was in the court today this sahara reporters are a little wrong . The court demanden 4 theree options , 1 million , a cilvil savant that has I'd card employment latters and promotion latter , or any land or house that has certificate of ocuppancy , it was optional . Thanks for your understanding and surport . I wish you all a lovely evening

shame to Efcc

Some body stole billions and was granted freedom with 750k while a poor yahoo bail is granted bail with 1m.
Efcc just want to use the yahoo boys to warm their office. Shame on Nigeria and Big shame to Efcc.

EFCC Should Arrest Yahoo boys in aso rock

What nonsense, the real yahoo boys who have deprived nigerians of all basic amenities are stealing trillions in aso rock while the youths who got into yahoo as a result of the poverty and unemployment the government caused are being hounded. By the way the yahoo boys are targetting white imperialists who fleeced africa while the government yahoo boys are targetting fellow nigerians. The boys should be released immediately. Efcc should concentrate on the government yahoo boys looting and ruining the country.

STFUP EFCC!

And the baboons baboons in abuja, all states houses and ministries are enjoying their loots...EFCC pls!

EFCC

EFCC GRANTED THAT WE CAN NOT SUPPORT YAHOO BOYS, BUT FOR GOODNESS SAKE CAN'T YOU PUT YOUR TIME AND MONEY TO GOOD USE AND GO AND GET THE CRIMINALS THAT HAVE DEPRIVED THE TAX PAYERS THAT PUT THEM THEIR OF GOOD ROADS, MEDICAL CARE, LIGHT AND THE LIST CAN GO AS FAR AS YOU WANT IT TO GO. FOR GOODNESS SAKE DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL AND STOP MAKING A FOOL OF THE NATION, OR DONT YOU KNOW THAT INFORMATION LIKE THIS IS A CLICK AWAY AND FROM WHOEVER THAT IS INTERESTED.WE CORRUPT POLITICIANS, SUBSIDY THIEVES, EMBEZZLERS THAT CALL THEMSELVES CONTRACTORS AND A THOUSAND OTHER PEOPLE THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE HARD TIMES PEOPLE ARE HAVING AND YOU ARE TALKING YAHOO BOYS PLEAZZZZE GET A LIFE

YAHOO-YAHOO IS JUST A SYMPTOM OF CHRONIC BAD LEADERSHIP

Yahoo-Yahoo is condemnable because it is a criminal act.At the same time if one should examine the situation of these boys mostly in their twenties and relatively educated(after all,an illiterate can hardly use a computer),hopelessly unemployed and no form of welfare facility from the Nigerian state due to the bad leadership over the decades,what do you expect.
Criminality will thrive amongst our youth who have been neglected and abandoned by a ruling class who are selfishly fixated on looting the treasury and wasteful projects.Recently Nigerians saw on film how 50 police recruits share a piece of fish at the police college,it's all about the wrong priorities on the part of our selfish politicians.
19billion Naira for the VP's residence,4 billion Naira for the first Lady's edifice,our Senate and lower house are the world's highest paid legislators,the President has a fleet of 11 executive jets and many Governors maintain aircraft.

Go and Arrest the Bigger Thief

first of all, I am not in support of their deed, but for God sake they are not stealing Nigerians money , go to Abuja and see the bigger thieves.
they stole money meant for roads,hospital,housing and so on.
Lamido Sanusi son was caught with money and was remanded in the prison for only 24hrs and then granted bail.

They are Only Suspects at this Stage

Point of correction Acting Head, Media and Publicity, it is wrong for you to refer to them as fraudsters, since they have not been convicted of any offence. At this stage, they are simply suspects or accused persons. Surely you should know as a law enforcement officer that they are presumed innocent until found guilty.

Arrest is not conviction

Personally I do not know the essence of this press release. Do they (EFCC) not want the court to grant the accused persons bail. Let them spend their energy on proving the guilt of the accused persons and not for the to sensationalize the granting of bail. In as much as I hate corruption with passion the that must be done must be properly done.

God help us all.

Granted bail while the main

Granted bail while the main yahoo yahoo men are eating and winning at asorock and state houses across the land

Poor man bikin don suffer

They are called fruadsters immediately and if they are government officials or big contractors they would be call allege/ suspects. Efcc is met to fight only the poor or those who offend the president

DUMB

The judges in nigeria are very very stupid ass-hole, hw could they bail a thief that embezzled nigeria treasury to d tune of 23BILLION NAIRA PLUS, with a token of N750K and peg the bailing of these poor hustling boys at N1Million,
I pray that Boko Haram or Kidnappers kill ur generations one by one.
Oloshi, oloriburukun.

Na devil go hammer una very soon.

Waste of Resources

Common!!! EFCC, why do you waste our money chasing small flies. This is unbelievable. N1m for bail for yahoo boys each and N750,000 for pension fund looter?

These boys dn't even know they were committing crime, thanks IBB

These are not the real criminals of naija. The real criminals are the northerners. Cyber-crime was unheard of until Mullah IBB became the president. He solely enshrined cyber crime and all levels of fraud into the naija constitution whilst he was the president. If not for the hill-top monster naija youths won't be practising such crimes. Today, all crimes being practised in naija was invented by the mohammedans. As we know corruption, internet sharp practises, letter bomb, pogrom, allocation of oil blocks and have you were introduced to naija by the mallams. Thanks but no thanks to Jack ass Gowon, Mullah IBB, Aboki Buhari, and the sultan of sokoto who has always been playing his noble role by supporting his brothers in faith. You see, don't blame these boys, they aren't the problem of naija. Blame the northerners. Crime will always go unabated in naija until we get rid of the northerners. That's naija for you!

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