Policemen in Lagos have caught six internet fraudsters fighting on how to share dollars they duped from an unsuspecting foreigner.
Luck has ran out on seven yahoo boys after they were paraded by the police on Thursday. The men were arrested on Saturday after an aggrieved member of the group ‘snitched’ on them for trying to cheat him out of the money they scammed.
Henry Ezechie and six others who allegedly specialise in internet fraud are now cooling their heads in police custody.
According to The Nation
, the suspects were all arrested after Ezechie who felt cornered in a $7,090 deal he had with Kenneth Eric alias Biggie, petitioned the police alleging that the others were kidnappers and fraudsters.
It was gathered that detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence (SCIID) P@nti-Yaba stormed Eric’s Ajah residence and arrested Stephen Onwunama, Jacob Chukwuka and two others.
Explaining what happened, Ezechie said: “Biggie is the one owing me. We had a $7,090 deal and he refused to give me my 80 percent share of the money and so, I took the payment slip to the police to report. We do yahoo business (Internet fraud). It was my deal. He is the picker and so, his share is 20 percent.
“Picker is the person who receives the money and sends to Nigeria. He has contacts in America who pick the money and send through money transfer. I have been doing this business for some years now to survive, but this was my major breakthrough and he refused to give me my money. It is dating that we do. We use Match, Facebook and other sites,” he said.