We use charms to defraud victims on the internet – ‘Yahoo’ boys nabbed in Ibadan

Three suspected internet fraudsters have confessed to using charms to facilitate their illicit online business.

 

The suspects were apprehended at their hideout at Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital at about 6:30am on Wednesday by the police command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad.

 

Confirming the arrest in a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said “The arrest of the suspects (names withheld) was made possible following a tip off by members of the public.

 

“The suspects, who had been elusive for some time now, were eventually arrested after several days of intelligence gathering and painstaking investigation carried out by the police.

 

“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to being internet fraudsters and that they had defrauded many innocent victims they referred to as ‘clients’ of their hard earned money in naira and foreign currencies.

 

“They also disclosed that they often used charms to facilitate their illicit business.

 

“This they did by hypnotising victims and ‘commanding’ them to part with their dollars and valuable properties.

 

“The suspects further disclosed that those who had fallen victims included foreign nationals and Nigerians alike.

 

“Exhibits recovered from them included four assorted laptops and assorted criminal charms.”

 

While advising youths to shun crime and engage in legitimate businesses, saying the police were determined to prosecute unrepentant criminals in the state, the PPRO said, “The Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, has directed that discreet investigation be carried out about their other nefarious activities at the end of which they would be arraigned in court.”

I Fear No Juju – Jigawa Governor, Badaru Abubakar Reacts To Ondo APC Primary Election Crisis

Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State says he is not afraid of charms and will conduct the Ondo APC primary election transparently.

Abubakar said this while briefing newsmen in Abuja after being sworn in as the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo Primary Election Committee.

He said: ”Free and fair election will solve the problem. If they believe we are free, fair and transparent, they will accept the result.

”Well in the first place, I don’t believe in juju so certainly I am surely not afraid.

”I don’t know of any imposition, my duty there is to be free, fair and transparent and I think that is the only thing that will help the party.”

He said the issue of identifying the delegates was important and their international passport, permanent voter card or national identity card would suffice.

”Any one of the three will be able to solve the identification problem,” he said.

Abubakar advised other governors to cut expenditure in order to overcome the embarrassment of owing staff salaries.

He said once the workers were paid and happy, any state could move forward and be productive.

”In Jigawa, we are not owing salaries. In fact we always pay on the 25th of every month whether the federation account comes in or not.

”We are not owing either local government or state salaries and we are not owing pension. In fact pensioners collect on the 13th or 15th.

”We are not owing gratuity as well. We are really very clean as far as staff welfare is concerned and even this week or next week, we’ll be paying the annual leave grants as promised.

”The magic is being prudent. You just have to do what you think is good for the people.

”Paying workers is of paramount importance and we have to sacrifice all what we do to be sure to pay our workers because workers have to remain focused.

”We do a lot of cost savings and employ cost saving techniques to reduce expenditure of the government.

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”For instance in the government house, the expenditure has been reduced by as much as 80 per cent, while general overhead has been reduced as much as 47 per cent.

”The security vote has been reduced as much as 87 per cent. We use only 13 per cent of what they normally used.

“So, all those expenditure that have no direct bearing to the common man have been reduced drastically to give room for service to the people.”

The APC Primary Election Committee is made up of Dr Bruce Ugbide, Rep. Hamma Ali, Prince M. Martin and Mr Mohammed Lawal.

The Election Appeals Committee is headed by Mrs Helen Bendeha, with Alhaji Musa Umar and Ms Nicky Ejezie as members. (NAN)

Ondo APC Headquarters Splashed With charms, Deji of Akure Fumes

The entrance of  the All Progressives Congress (APC) party secretariat in Akure, Ondo State was laced with assorted charms as stakeholders of the party were said to be in loggerheads. The diabolic items were discovered on Sunday night and hasn’t been removed as of the time of filing this report,  blocking people – who believed they will be harmed by the charms – from accessing the secretariate.

Meanwhile, the Deji of Akure, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Odundun II, has released a statement on the development, calling it a sacrilege.

His words:

“The palace condemns the attitude of some miscreants who went and sealed the entrance of the party secretariat with the traditional palm fronds which is the traditional means of sealing off premises in Akureland.
“We want to state that carrying out traditional sealing-off of premises remains the prerogative of the Palace.

“The Deji of Akure remains non-partisan and a father to all political aspirants and never authorized such.

“Oba Ogunlade frowns at this attitude and wishes to inform the general public that such act did not emanate from the palace.

“We call on the APC party executives to unravel the circumstances behind this abominable act. We equally call on security agencies to investigate and bring to book those behind the sacrilegious act so as to serve as deterrent to would-be persons.”

Hypocritical Boko Haram Harbour Sex Enhancing Drugs, Condoms, Charms; No Qur’an

The Nigerian Army said Tuesday it usually find condoms, hard drugs and sex-enhancing drugs in camps captured from Boko Haram insurgents by its troops.

The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said the findings underlined the military’s belief that most Boko Haram militants were not grounded in Islam and were not driven by Islamic ideology.

Mr. Usman added, “The arrested persons were also engaged in the supply of fuel in addition to hard drugs such as Cannabis (Indian Hemp), Chlorofone substance (AKA Madaran suck and die) and Tramol, amongst others.

“You will recall that sometimes ago we reported that ironically most of the Boko Haram terrorists captured by Nigerian military cannot read the Holy Qur’an, some of them cannot even recite the first chapter- Suratuh Al-Fatiha and yet they claimed they wanted to establish an ‘Islamic State’.

“When the Nigerian military captured their bases and training camps, they never found Qur’an or other Islamic books, what were mostly found were ammunition, local charms, condoms and all sort of drugs including sex enhancing ones in their enclaves.

“The arrest of these drug suppliers has reinforced that fact, more so as they have been making very useful statements.”

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