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Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by uche87(m): 1:39pm On Feb 09
Internet fraudsters in Ibadan, Oyo State popularly regarded as 'Yahoo Boys' or 'G-Boys' have been going into hiding as the foremost anti-graft agency in Nigeria - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission continues its massive raid of their hide-outs.

The EFCC stemmed up its harvest of the fraudsters across Nigeria with serious arrests recorded in Ibadan, Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ilorin and other major cities in the country this year thereby unsettling the scammers living flamboyant lives.

One of the largest cities in West Africa - Ibadan, of late has become a safe haven for Yahoo Boys taking refuge in the suburbs of the city of brown roofs.

The story seems to be different this year as agents of the EFCC have been raiding the fraudsters at different locations with their suspected proceeds of fraud seized from them.

A panicky source told Tori News he has been keeping a low profile to avoid the prying eyes of the EFCC.

"I have parked my car at a safe place. I'm not using it until the EFCC reduces its tempo of arrests. I can't even use the bank to obtain money from my clients. I have also being avoiding beer parlours because one doesn't know who is who presently." he said.

Tori News was also informed that some Yahoo Boys have been taking up menial jobs temporarily to hoodwink the EFCC operatives who they believe are operating undercover in Ibadan.

Another source named Gabriel (not real name) revealed how he has been unable to drive the fairly used multi millionaire Honda Crosstour he just purchase with his loot.

"I can't drive my new car around town. The street is not safe. These guys (EFCC operatives) are ruthless. They will seize all your properties and still parade you. I can't stand the disgrace of having my pictures on social media pages and blogs with the tag of a 'Yahoo Boy'. In fact, I don't leave my house unless the reason is important. That's how we are surviving now" he concluded.

Another fraudster, a young man in his late 20s who doubles as a music record label owner complained to a Tori News correspondent that the 'fraud deals' have been slow of late due to the activities of the EFCC officials. He alleged they seem to be working in concert with members of the controversial Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS or prostitutes popularly regarded as 'Oloshos' in intelligence gathering.

"This EFCC guys are not joking, there raids are done with so much accuracy. The house they raided around the Ologuneru area last week was close of mine. I almost rented an apartment there but I changed my mind. Just last week, I was apparently running helter skelter with my friend because they were at strategic locations in town and we had to avoid them" he said.

Most of the Yahoo Boys this paper contacted believe the heat is nothing but a 'momentary madness' which the EFCC can't sustain.

"We have seen this before now, it happened early last year in Lagos and many of my friends had to leave the Island area to avoid arrest and asset seizure. Today, the guys have returned to their homes and they are working freely." one young man named Haruna said.

Haruna revealed that they expect the war on Yahoo Boys to wind down in two months time. He went on to explain that the officials of the anti-corruption agency are hard to 'negotiate' with.

"Its very difficult to bribe these guys. They will dig out everything you are hiding. Even if they will set you free, they will make sure they strip you Unclad financially" he added.

Rumours making the round in Ibadan revealed the EFCC arrested one popular and established Yahoo Boy named Leke and rendered him bankrupt.

5 exotic cars, over N100 million and his house in Lagos State were confiscated after investigation. The former 'poster boy' who purportedly sleeps with ladies at will is presently moving around town on commercial motorcycles as he is completely broke.

Source: https://www.tori.ng/news/116069/exclusive-yahoo-boys-in-ibadan-go-into-hiding-as-e.html

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Dadaboy: 4:50pm On Feb 09
grin
Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Abudu2000(m): 6:55pm On Feb 09
a bunch of SARS wearing red clothes are now termed efcc. efcc is a department in the police just like SARS. they can't spare much men into effc unless it is very significant. in Una nutshell, it's SARS raiding but authorised by efcc

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by princechiemekam(m): 8:13pm On Feb 09

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by KingAzari: 8:14pm On Feb 09
4+4

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Admin401(m): 8:14pm On Feb 09
I don't supoort fraudsters, but why don't this guys go after politicians?

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Mumchloe(f): 8:15pm On Feb 09
Clamp them down biko.. ...dey want sharp sharp money. They Dont wanna work hard....

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by NLModsAreStupud: 8:15pm On Feb 09
The Nigerian system is bleeped.
Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Injiggerwolf(m): 8:16pm On Feb 09
When the going gets tough..... the tough get going!

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Doro55: 8:17pm On Feb 09
Stop living flamboyant life

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by OkaNaUbe(m): 8:17pm On Feb 09
EFCC, Gandollars is in Kano.

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by candlewax: 8:18pm On Feb 09
No wao
Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Horlartunes: 8:18pm On Feb 09
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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Dshocker(m): 8:18pm On Feb 09
Very good
Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by itiswellandwell: 8:20pm On Feb 09
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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Slymonster(m): 8:21pm On Feb 09
Nonsense post.

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by ClearFlair: 8:22pm On Feb 09
Athiefku inspires yahoo boys. What a shame.

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Alejob: 8:22pm On Feb 09
cheesy
Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by fergieboy(m): 8:22pm On Feb 09
Mumchloe:
Clamp them down biko.. ...dey want sharp sharp money. They Dont wanna work hard....
you think yahoo is not hard work.

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by HarkymTheOracle(m): 8:23pm On Feb 09
God purnish all fraudsters.. angry

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Hahnemann: 8:24pm On Feb 09
Pls arrest all of them and imprison them, let there be vacancy for us intending G-boys mbok

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by HarkymTheOracle(m): 8:24pm On Feb 09
fergieboy:
you think yahoo is not hard work.
Yahoo is scamming.. Case closed..
Working hard to scam people...Dat one na work? undecided

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by MISTAICEY02288(m): 8:24pm On Feb 09
When you know you're doing level to make money, why live a flashy life? Why not stay low key to avoid evil eyes watching you... If one has a business that also fetches him legit and cool money asides doing levels, at least he can still show up and be flashy a bit if he likes cos at least, his business will cover up for him and people will think that's where he gets his money...
But when one doesn't have a legit source, why not keep a low profile and enjoy his money quietly...

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by AngelicBeing: 8:25pm On Feb 09
Despite the awareness about fraudsters, I wonder why people still fall for them, nawao sad
Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by sammirano: 8:25pm On Feb 09
God catch them.
Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by PRESENTATION(m): 8:25pm On Feb 09
grin

Everybody dey fear ni
Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Camshaft5677(m): 8:26pm On Feb 09
It is well. So yahoo boys can be afraid like this

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by zabuur: 8:28pm On Feb 09
Admin401:
I don't supoort fraudsters, but why don't this guys go after politicians?

Foolish, these scammers then become rich and in future start contesting for political offices and whilst scamming, putting the nation on d dark side of the map. So politicians are stealing, every other crime should be overlooked.

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by zabuur: 8:29pm On Feb 09
MISTAICEY02288:
When you know you're doing level to make money, why live a flashy life? Why not stay low key to avoid evil eyes watching you... If one has a business that also fetches him legit and cool money asides doing levels, at least he can still show up and be flashy a bit if he likes cos at least, his business will cover up for him and people will think that's where he gets his money...
But when one doesn't have a legit source, why not keep a low profile and enjoy his money quietly...

The major reason most of these guys scam is coz they wanna live flamboyant lifestyles. So, they can't help it

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Re: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown by Thomscintillate: 8:30pm On Feb 09
HarkymTheOracle:

Yahoo is scamming.. Case closed..
Working hard to scam people...Dat one na work? undecided
baba forget yahoo na work

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