By Christopher Oji
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys for allegedly abducting their colleague over sharing of proceeds of their fraudulent business.
The suspects, Agbe Simeon, Messiah Nicky, Oladapo Dolapo, and Yetunde Shonola, were arrested at Orile Imo village in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, following information received by the Police at Owode Egba Divisional headquarters, that one Haruna Usman, who had been abducted since Thursday, December, was being held hostage somewhere in Orile Imo, the police swung into action and commenced investigation.
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abimbola Onyeyemi said: “Upon the information, DPO Owode Egba division, CSP Popoola Olasunkanmi, quickly mobilized his men and stormed the area, where four amongst the abductors were apprehended, while two others escaped.
“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 N26,437,950, but the victim only gave the sum of N2,200 to his other colleagues, claiming that the money had not been paid completely by their client.
“This infuriated his colleagues who then lured him to a herbalist home at Orile Imo,and held him hostage there since Thursday, 22nd of December 2022, with threat to kill him if he refused to give them their complete share ,while they were there, information got to the police, who moved in, rescued the victim and apprehended four amongst the abductors, while others escaped. Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects should be transferred to Anti kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution”.