Internet Lottery Scam: Yahoo Boy, Internet Fraudster Who Duped American Of $35000 Arrested

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December 11, 2015 – Internet Lottery Scam: Yahoo Boy, Internet Fraudster Who Duped American Of $35000 Arrested In Lagos

Operatives of the Interpol section of the Federal Criminal Investigation Department, FCID,
Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, western Nigeria, have arrested a 26-year-old man, Oluwasegun Okuneye for allegedly obtaining the sum of $35,000 from a U.S. citizen, Mrs. Shield Fone under false pretence.

Police alleged that the suspect, a resident of Abesan Estate, Ipaja, Lagos and a native of Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State, western Nigeria approached the complainant on the internet that she has won internet lottery worth millions of dollars with the conditions that before she could access the money, she will pay a  consultation fee of $35,000 to the management of the lottery firm.

The complainant, according to the police, believed the suspect and pay the consultation fee of $35,000 into his account No. 446024892324 belonging to a firm,(Core Capital).

Police further alleged that the suspect later approached Alhaji Danjuma Salih to assist him with an account to transfer the money into his local bank account, but before they could perfect the transfer of the money, the United States intelligence agency intercepted the money and blocked the transfer.

The complainant later reported the incident to the Nigeria Police and the suspect was arrested at a hideout in Lagos State. And after investigation by DSP Abdulahi Jafaru and his team, the suspect was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on a three-count charge of felony to wit, obtaining money from a U.S. citizen under false pretence.

Police prosecutor, Raymond Odion Akhaine said the offences the accused committed are punishable under sections 409, 323 and 404 of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused denied the police allegations in the open court, and Magistrate B.A. Sonuga admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

Sonuga adjourned the case till 14 January, 2016 for mention, while the defendant was taken to Ikoyi prison, Lagos pending when he will fulfill his bail conditions

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4 thoughts on “Internet Lottery Scam: Yahoo Boy, Internet Fraudster Who Duped American Of $35000 Arrested

  1. Leave him jarey! When those idiots were enslaving forefathers nko? Now they are paying for their work and u stupid government is against it

    • Dont mind nonsense Nigeria FCID, they do not know what they are doing, they will not go and arrest all those armed robers and kinnapers. The mumu White woman want to reap what he did not so. the guy is not a correct guy, he did not do his work well and that is why they caught him.

  2. That woman must be gullible and very stupid indeed. If someone calls you that you have won millions in a lottery, why pay money to collect the winnings? Common sense dictates that you tell the person to deduct the fee for processing your lottery winnings from the money, and give the rest to the winner. I don’t believe there are still “golugo” (morons) like this woman left in the world. She got what she deserved for trying to reap where she did not show. If she didn’t play lottery, how could she win in the first instance?

  3. @ Wapgodz and Lola….Am not surprised U people are blaming the lady forgetting the main issue of a Nigerian tarnishing the image of the nation. Oh, he is not an Easterner that’s why. Your brother just committed fraud U are justifying his action, but will castigate other tribes. Hypocrites.

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