Yahoo boys kidnap colleague over proceeds of fraud - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, December 29, 2022

Yahoo boys kidnap colleague over proceeds of fraud

By Oladunni Adeniyi

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested four suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as 'Yahoo boys', for allegedly abducting their colleague over sharing of proceeds of their fraud business.

The command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement he made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Abimbola, in the statement indicated that the suspects were arrested on Monday, 26th of December 2022 at Orile Imo, in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

 Oyeyemi gave names of the suspects as Agbe Simeon(m), Messiah Nicky(f), Oladapo Dolapo(m) and Yetunde Shonola(f).

He said they were arrested at Orile Imo village following an information received by the Police at Owode Egba divisional headquarters, that one Haruna Usman, who had been abducted since Thursday, 22nd of December 2022, was being held hostage somewhere in Orile Imo.

"Acting on the information, the Divisional Police Officer,  Owode Egba, CSP Popoola Olasunkanmi, quickly mobilized his men and stormed the area, where four among the abductors were apprehended while two others escaped".

He explained that preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspects belong to an Internet fraudster syndicate, and that they recently swindled somebody whose identity is not yet known of sum of twenty- six million, four hundred and thirty seven thousand, nine hundred and fifty naira (#26,437,950), but the victim only gave the sum of #2.2m to his other colleagues, claiming that the money has not been paid completely by their client.

"This, he said, infuriated his colleagues who then lured him to an herbalist home at Orile Imo and held him hostage there since Thursday, 22nd of December 2022, with threat to kill him there if he refused to give them their complete share".

Oyeyemi said further, “But while they were there, information got to the police who moved in, rescue the victim and apprehended four amongst the abductors, while others escaped.”

Meanwhile, he stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to Anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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