The Cross River State Police Command has arrested three Internet fraudsters, also known as yahoo-boys, with charms which they used in defrauding and dispossessing their victims of money and other valuables.
This was just as another group of five yahoo-boys were also arrested on the streets of Calabar.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, who disclosed this in Calabar during the parade of the suspects, gave the names of the yahoo boys that were arrested with charms as 22-year-old Chukwuemeka Ahunanya; Francis Ugochukwu, 25; and Emmanuel Chukwuma, 25.
The CP said the three-man gang had confessed to belonging to a syndicate that was using charms to hypnotise potential victims.
Inuwa said, “On February 23, 2018, at about 0940hours, the following suspects were arrested in the Akpabuyo Local Government Area on a tip-off. They are Chukwuemeka Ahunanya, Francis Ugochukwu, and Emmanuel Chukwuma.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to belonging to an Internet fraud group also known as yahoo boys. They used charms to defraud and dispossess unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money and other valuables. Some charms were recovered from them during the search.”
He said that investigation was ongoing to identify their victims, adding that the suspects would soon be charged to court.