Six ‘Yahoo Boys’ Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping Student Over $3800 Proceeds Of Fraud


The Bauchi State Police Command in collaboration with the Nigerian Army has nabbed six suspected internet fraudsters for allegedly kidnapping a 400-level student of the Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG), Ojo Tobi David.

Confirming the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, June 13, the command’s image maker, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said: “The suspects kidnapped one Ojo Tobi David ‘m’ age 23yrs old a 400 Level student of SLT Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG) from Federal Low Cost of Azare town, Bauchi State.

After kidnapping the victim, the suspects snatched a Toyota Camry 2010 with Reg No.KYW-925-SB belonging to one Amaechi Ikechukwu of the same address which was forcefully colleted and took their victim inside swiftly heading to Misau Road Azare.

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On receipt of the distress call, the soldiers stationed at Azare/Misau military checkpoint responded immediately and intercepted the stolen vehicle alongside the suspects, meanwhile, the victim was rescued unhurt.

The suspects are Hassan Mohammed ‘m’ aged 27yrs of Chilankori Azare town, Abdul Karim Gobir ‘m’ aged 21yrs a 300 level student of Human physiology, BASUG, Ibrahim Yusuf ‘m’ aged 23yrs a 400 level student of physiology, BASUG, Peter Femi ‘m’ aged 28yrs of Turum area Bauchi and Samuel Abimbola ‘m’ aged 23yrs of Turum area Bauchi.

Consequently, the following items were found in their possession which includes; 4 iPhone, 4 Android Phones, one Tecno keypad phone, one power bank, two chargers, one FCMB Bank ATM card, one Zenith Bank ATM card, two bunch of keys, three vehicle tickets, three bags, a Toyota Camry with reg no. KYW 925 SB and assorted charms.

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However, one of the suspects, Damilola James, fell while trying to escape. He was taken to Federal Medical Center (FMC) Azare for immediate medical attention but was certified d£ad by a medical doctor.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the crux of the matter was a result of a misunderstanding over the sharing of 3800 US Dollars obtained in the Yahoo transaction.”


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