News - South West - Ogun Updated: December 29, 2022

Ogun Police Arrests Four Internet Fraudsters

By Francis Ezediuno
December 29, 2022

Four suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command.

According to a statement made available by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police Command spokesperson, the fraudsters were arrested on Monday, December 26, 2022, for abducting their colleague over the sharing of 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.

Their arrest became possible following information received by the Police at Owode Egba Divisional headquarters, that one Haruna Usman, was abducted on Thursday, December 22, 2022, and held hostage somewhere in Orile Imo. 

"Upon the information, the 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 the sum of twenty-six million, four hundred and thirty-seven thousand, nine hundred and fifty naira (N26,437,950), but the victim only gave the sum of N2,200 to his other colleagues, claiming that the money has not been paid completely by their victim. 

"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 threats to kill him there if he refused to give them their complete share. 

"But while they were there, information got to the police who moved in, rescue the victim and apprehended four amongst 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 Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution."


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Francis Ezediuno

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