Four Internet Fraudsters Nabbed For Abducting Colleague Over Proceeds

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested four internet fraudsters, popularly called ‘yahoo boys’, for abducting their colleague, who allegedly cheated them in the sharing of the proceeds of their illegal business.

Spokesperson of the Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known in a press release on Thursday, said,  the suspects were arrested on Monday, 26 December, at Orile Imo village in Obafemi Owode local government area of Ogun State.

TheFact Daily gathers that the Police at Owode Egba divisional headquarters, received information that one Haruna Usman, who had been abducted since Thursday, 22nd of December 2022, was being held hostage somewhere in Orile Imo.

Upon the information, the DPO of the 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, who belong to an internet fraud syndicate, recently swindled a yet- to-be-named victim of the sum of 26,437,950 (twenty six million, four hundred and thirty seven thousand, nine hundred and fifty) naira.

However, the abducted victim only gave the sum of 2,200 naira to his other colleagues, claiming that the entire money had not been paid by the client.

This infuriated his colleagues who then lured him to an herbalist home at Orile Imo and held him hostage there, threatening to kill him if he did not give them their complete share of the loot.

While they were there, information got to the police who moved in, rescued the victim and apprehended four (4) amongst the abductors, while others escaped.

The arrested suspects, two males and two females, are: Agbe Simeon ‘m’, Messiah Nicky ‘f’, Oladapo Dolapo ‘m’ and Yetunde Shonola ‘f’.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed the suspects be transferred to the Anti- kidnapping section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigation and possible prosecution.

 

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