Circulating list of 'Yahoo boys' in Ogun is fake news-Police - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Circulating list of 'Yahoo boys' in Ogun is fake news-Police

Ogun State police command has described as fake news the purported list of internet fraudsters in the state popularly called 'Yahoo boys' circulating on the social media saying that such list never emanated from the state police command

The Police Public Relations Officer for the state command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a statement on Sunday.

Oyeyemi disclosed that "the attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a purported compiled list of suspected internet fraudsters,  popularly known as Yahoo boys, circulating on social media and alleged to have emanated from the  Ogun state police command. 

"The command would have ignored the said list, but for the fact that some extortionists may use it as an opportunity to turn those on the list to easy prey, hence the need to alert the public that the list did not emanate from the command".

Oyeyemi said "to start with, the command has no Assistant Commissioner of police with name Yahaya Wakilu who signed the said list. 
It is also worth of note that no Assistant commissioner of police serving under a Deputy commissioner of police will use red pen to sign any document".

Oyeyemi disclosed further that "Also, the phone number on the fake police letterhead used to compile the list is that of a retired Commissioner of Police, who was one time, the DC Operations  in the Command. 

"The command is hereby appeals to members of the public to disregard the said list as the command  has nothing to do with it, it is nothing but a fake news. 

"The command will continue to work with other relevant agencies to wage war against crimes and criminality in order to make the Gateway State a better place to live for all".

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