How Police Arrested Ritualists Who Operate Fake Churches, Shrines, Giving Charms To ‘Yahoo Boys’
For operating fake churches and shrines in Abuja, three men are currently cooling their heels behind bars after police arrested them.
The three men were arrested by police operatives from Zone 7 in Abuja.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Spokesman Zone 7, SP Istifanus Sunday Bako, Thursday, in Abuja.
According to Bako, the suspects, who were arrested alongside two minors suspected to be their victims, were using charms to defraud people, especially giving charms to cybercrime and internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo Plus, who in turn use the charm on their victims, which sometimes results in the death of some of the victims to achieve their aim and get whatever they want.
According to the PPRO, “Police operatives from Zone 7, Abuja, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at about 1600hrs, based on intelligence gathered and led by a team of detectives, stormed Jikwoyi and Orozo along Karu, the FCT Area of Abuja, and apprehended three suspects, one Uluko Adukwu (M), 28 yrs, one Salisu Aduh “M”, 38 yrs, and Adams Halilu ‘M’ 24 yrs together with two small boys of ages 11 and 13 suspected to be their victims, all residents of Abuja and all from Kogi state.
“All suspects confessed to having been involved in using charms to defraud people, especially giving charms to cybercrime and internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo Plus, who in turn use the charm on their victims, which sometimes results in the death of some of the victims in order to achieve their aim and get whatever they want from their victims.
“During the operation, three empty caskets, one Toyota Prado Jeep, one Lexus 330 Car, and fifteen mobile phones were recovered from the suspects; some clothing and women’s underwear believed to have belonged to the dead victims were also found at the scene of the crime.”
The spokesperson further stated, “The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 7, AIG, Kayode Egbetokun, now Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), encourages worshippers to be careful where they worship and report suspicious activities to the police.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that a total of 33 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo Boys” have been arrested by operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Owerri, Imo State.
The suspects, according to a statement issued by EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, were arrested on Thursday, April 6th.