The Lagos State Police Command has nabbed two suspected internet fraudsters popularly called ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ who specialized in defrauding unsuspecting foreigners of their valuables.
The suspects, Salami Olaide and Olamide Adeyemi were arrested by a team of policemen led by Inspector Lawal while on patrol at Opebi linked bridge, Ikeja area of Lagos.
According to the police, while the team were on stop and search, they intercepted one Toyota corolla with reg/no. KSf 462 ft with three occupants 2 boys and 1girl and the driver.
“A distress call was however put across to the Area commander “F” Ikeja, ACP Akinbayo Olasoji when the suspects were proving difficult and another two patrol team were sent to rescue the situation.
“Also when a search was conducted on them the police men recovered some substance suspected to be hard drugs.
“The suspects were eventually taken to the station and another search was conducted on their bags and some charms were also found with them.
In their statement, they admitted that they are into internet/cyber fraud and have defrauded a lot of people.
One of the suspects, Adeyemi olamide confessed that he defrauded his victim, one Daniel nix (m) from California USA and that he posed as a lady called Sharon, who is 35- years old from Nigeria and the victim thought the person was actually a woman its all started since last year and sometimes in September 2019 the victim sent him $300 USD and one iPhone which he received and claimed to have sold the phone.
While the other suspect, Salami Olaide who also use an online platform in form of Grant that gives loans and assistant online. He also claimed to be one agent Frank and that any victim who required his services always fill his form online and after paying the registration fees he will block the victim. He added that he has defrauded a lot of people online.
The police however said that the suspects are currently in detention while investigation is progress.