Three apprehended yahoo boys have claimed to use charm in facilitating their business.
The suspects were apprehended at about 6:30am on Wednesday, November 16, by the police command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Daily Post reports.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, while confirming the arrest in a statement, 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.”
The PPRO also 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.”
Ajisebutu also urged youths to shun crime and get involved in legitimate businesses, saying that the police is bent on prosecuting unrepentant criminals in the state.