Four suspected internet fraudsters (popularly known as Yahoo Boys), were on Monday, 26th of December 2022, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command, for abducting their colleagues over sharing the proceeds of their fraud business.
The suspects, Agbe Simeon ‘M’, Messiah Nicky ‘F’, Oladapo Dolapo ‘M’ and Yetunde Shonola ‘F’ were arrested at Orile Imo Village in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, following information received by the Police at Owode-Egba Divisional Headquarters, that one Haruna Usman, who had been abducted since Thursday, 22nd of December 2022, is being held hostage somewhere in Orile-Imo.
Upon the information, the DPO Owode-Egba Division, CSP Popoola Olasunkanmi, quickly mobilised his men and stormed the area, where four of the abductors were apprehended while two others escaped.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, 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 the sum of Twenty-Six Million, Four Hundred and Thirty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira (₦26,437,950), but the abducted fraudster only gave the sum of ₦2,200.00 to his other colleagues, claiming that the money has not been paid completely by their “client”.
This infuriated his colleagues who then lured him to an herbalist home at Orile-Imo and thereafter held him hostage there since Thursday, 22nd of December 2022, with a threat to kill him if he refused to give them their complete share.
But while they were there, information got to the police who moved in, rescued the victim and apprehended four of the abductors, while others escaped.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to Anti kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further
investigation and possible prosecution.