Foreigner Travels To Nigeria To Arrest Yahoo Boys After She Was Defrauded Of £15,000 – Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested some Nigerians men after they scammed a foreigner of €15,000.
The arrested men are reportedly undergraduates identified as Nicholas Lambert 22; Collins Njoku 22; Bright Chukwuezi, 23; and Chukwuemeka Ononiwu, 27, with their victim identified as Dane, Jeanette Brunsma
While parading the men, the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said they recovered 11 laptops and 20 phones of different brands from them.
According to the CP, the suspects engaged in “advanced fee fraud, otherwise known as yahoo-yahoo to defraud the Dane.”
“After defrauding Brunsma of the €15,000, the suspects made a fresh demand of €1,500.”
“The prime suspect, Lambert, met the victim on Facebook, bearing a fake name, Johnson Mills, in order to commit the crime.”
Explaining how the suspects were arrested, Galadanchi said the victim flew into the country and lodged a complaint at the state command headquarters. The report was then taken up and investigated by the state police.
He said the suspects were arrested 24 hours after “a digital construction analysis” was done.
The CP said:
“The suspects; Nicholas Lambert, aka Johnson Mills of Onumonu Street, Owerri; Collins Njoku of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma, in the Ikeduru Local Government Area; Bright Chukwuezi of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma and Chukwuemeka Ononiwu also of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma, were arrested on September 3, 2018.”
“They were arrested by a combined team of operatives of Scorpion Squad and Monitoring Unit of the command for advanced fee fraud.”
“The main suspect who claimed to be a US Army Sergeant by name Johnson Mills (Nicholas Lambert) serving in Kabul, Afghanistan, and his friends, who claimed to be Red Cross agents, were arrested in Imo State.”
“We swooped on them at their hideout in Umuodu Mbieri, in the Mbaitoli LGA after the victim lodged a formal complaint to the police.”
“The suspects have made useful statements to the police, confessing to have defrauded Jeanette Brunsma of Ringwey 10, Weiloo, Netherlands, of the sum of €15,000.”
“The exhibits recovered from the suspects include 11 laptops and 20 phones of different brands.”
Admitting to the crime, the prime suspect, Lambert said:
“I met Jeanette on Facebook; I claimed to be a US solider to defraud him of €15,000.”
“After the initial payment, I demanded another €1,500, after which I was arrested by the police in my hotel room.”