The Oyo State Police Command has nabbed three suspected internet fraudster called ” Yahoo Yahoo Boys ” in Ibadan.
According to report gathered from the suspected Yahoo Yahoo Boys indicate that they usually used charms to defraud victims on the internet.
In the statement released out by the PPRO of Oyo State Police Command, reported that the three suspected Yahoo Yahoo Boys were arrested at their hideout at Soka area of Ibadan.
In statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said “The arrest of the suspects (names withheld) was made possible following a tip-off by members of the public.
He said, “The suspects, who had been elusive for some time now, were eventually arrested after several days of intelligence gathering and painstaking investigation carried out by the police.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to being internet fraudsters and that they had defrauded many innocent victims they referred to as ‘clients’ of their hard-earned money in naira and foreign currencies.
“They also disclosed that they often used charms to facilitate their illicit business. This they did by hypnotising victims and ‘commanding’ them to part with their dollars and valuable properties.
”The suspects further disclosed that those who had fallen victims included foreign nationals and Nigerians alike. Exhibits recovered from them included four assorted laptops and assorted criminal charms,” the PPRO added.
The Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, also told newsmen that at the end the investigation they would be arraigned in court.”