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Yahoo Boys: Oyo Has Highest Number Of Internet, Cyber Crimes In SouthWest – EFCC

Nabbed cybercrime victims known locally as Yahoo Boys

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, revealed that Oyo State has the highest number of cybercrimes and corruption related cases out of the six states in the South West.

This was disclosed by the Zonal Head of the commission, Mr. Friday Ebelo when speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The statistics, he noted, was based on the last six months since the baton of leadership changed in the zone.

Most of the suspects, who perpetrate cybercrimes and other fraudulent acts, he noted, are between the ages of 18 and 40.

Ebelo said: “If you are looking for the number of convictions, Oyo State should be seen as the highest. We are based in Ibadan and since I resumed here, the tempo of our activities has increased.

“These suspects of cybercrimes and fraud related cases operate from Lagos and share their loots in Ibadan. But now, most of them are leaving Ibadan for the adjoining states.”

While giving a further breakdown of the statistics, the EFCC official said: “This year, the zone received a total of 481 petitions. We were able to secure 83 convictions out of the 107 cases filed at different courts within the zone. That represents 83 per cent of the total number of cases filed.”

“From January to June 21, 2019, an aggregate sum of N116.9 million has been recovered. Others, which are in foreign currencies, include $39,129, £1,800 and £50,” he said.

He added that 65 vehicles were recovered from the suspects.
Ebelo explained that in some cases, criminals, who act as agents of the commission, use its name to seal up properties saying this is a scam as the commission does not work with any agents.
He appealed to parents to be more vigilant and pay constant visits to their wards in schools. (Vanguard)

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Nigerian Man Excited As European Female Lover Prepares To Pay His “Groom Price” |The Republican News

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By Chibiko Ikenna Offor

A strange phenomenon got the social media on a wildfire buzz. This is an alleged excitement by a Nigerian guy who is expecting his European lover he found on Facebook to come to pay his “groom price”. She met him on Facebook and has visited and spent two weeks in Nigeria and went back to prepare to come to pay his “groom price”, something never heard of in African or Nigerian marriage tradition.

The Nigerian guy hails from Abia state in the South Eastern region of the country

“We got connected through Facebook, she would’ve been a victim, but I decided to keep it real and clean with her, he said

“Some of my friends said am getting emotional with my client but I turned a deaf ear to all their advice, I went ahead to add her up on my real Whatsapp, we dated online for four months and things went quite well.”

“Then, she summoned the courage and came down here to see me.”
“She stayed in Nigeria for two weeks, and promised to come back and pay for my groom price with her family members”.

“Yahoo sweet, but being real, legit pass”, he said.

It is obvious these online frausters have some new pranks up their sleeves.

Hopefully, he marries her and remains her man forever and doesn’t have any hidden agenda.

A lot of Nigerians who responded to this strange news were quite religious in their responses, asking him to accept Jesus Christ and repent.

One Mr Kenneth Aririele had this to say ” After paying your “groom” price, you should change your surname to hers since you must have lost what makes you a man.”

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EFCC Arrest 37 “Yahoo Boys” Online Fraudsters In Imo State, 25 Exotic Cars Seized

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The South-east Zonal Office of EFCC, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, arrested 37 suspected internet fraudsters in Owerri, Imo State. The arrest followed a raid on some targeted residences in Okwu Urata, Aladinma and Egbu areas.

The Commission’s action followed intelligence report which pointed that the suspects were living lavish lifestyles without any known means of livelihood, alleging further that they specialize in defrauding unsuspecting victims, through the internet.

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In the course of executing the search warrants, items which included laptop computers, 25 five exotic cars, which include several brands of Mercedez-Benz, Lexus,Toyota and expensive mobile phones, were recovered.

Speaking on the development, the Zonal Head, Usman Imam, who said the exercise was in line with the Commission’s mandate decried the high rate of cybercrime in the zone which he blamed on the erosion and breakdown of country’s values.

“It is true that no society has been able to totally eradicate crime, but we are ready at least to reduce it to the barest minimum and it appears that this cybercrime is one of the challenges of our time, which the EFCC is willing to face drastically,” Imam said.

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Questioning the lifestyle of the suspects, Iman said; “What is the business of a university student, a new graduate or youth corper looking for money to buy a car of N10 million? Obviously, this is rushing life and a collapse of our positive value system where people rarely want to start from a humble beginning,” Imam added.

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Usman lamented that if nothing was done, the country’s leadership could be jeopardized as many youths involved in cybercrimes are expected to take up leadership positions in the future.

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The suspects who volunteered their statements under caution will be charged to court as soon investigations into the matter are concluded.

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[Video] ‘Churchill Is A Yahoo Boy, Ritualist’ Tonto Dikeh Spills Out All About Her Ex-husband |RN

Video: 'Churchill Is A Yahoo Boy, Ritualist', Tonto Dikeh Roasts Ex-Husband

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, says her former husband, Olakunle Churchill, is an internet fraudster (Yahoo Boy) as well as a ritualist.

Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the Nigerian actress made this claim in a three-part video where she narrated mind-boggling details of her controversial breakup with her ex-husband.

In the videos dubbed ‘The Evidence’, Dike is seen in one of the videos making provocative claims about the father of her son; some of which she said eventually prompted her split from Churchill.

Asides details of how the duo met in a night club following a traumatizing experience on her part in 2013, the gifted movie star alleged that her previously romance-filled relationship with Churchill took a sour turn when her suspicions about him being into internet fraud and rituals were confirmed.

Dike said: “After my son’s birth, I had been suspecting that he was into Yahoo. Before I came back to Nigeria, I had already begun to suspect but the only thing that made me confirm was the night that he wasn’t supposed to be home and I slept early because of my son,” she narrated.

“I heard some noise in his room because he’s in the penthouse and my room is under. I opened up this room and saw a full-grown man wearing a red cloth in his waist with red candles everywhere around him with a laptop in his hands.”

The Nollywood actress backed her claims in the explicit series with videos; pictures; documents and private conversations with her ex-husband.

Dike also challenged her former husband to seek the service of forensic experts to discredit the authenticity of the evidence she has brought against him.

“I’m a mother dangerously in love with her son. The reason I’m doing this is that I want my son to grow up and listen to my own side of the story. I’ll like to clear up all the lies and allegations once and for all,” she said.

“My son’s father has been pushing me to do a lot of irrational things online that is not me, because of the things he’s doing behind the scene. He’s granting interviews every two weeks on paper; TV; and radio stations, all on me and they are all lies I’m here to clear. I’m not going down history as a liar, no, I’m not.”    (AfricaNews24)

 

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