The ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ business, formally known as cyber fraud in Nigeria’s cybercrime law, is not a new phenomenon in the country.
The illicit business, mostly perpetrated by young men and sometimes women, is an offshoot of the so-called ‘419’ business of the 1980s and 1990s.
However, a report trending online narrated how a groom was kidnapped by suspected yahoo boys on alleged of stealing their money.
According to Twitter user @Letter_to_Jack who shared the accident online wrote:
“Wedding was looking sweat today in Abeokuta until yahoo boys carry inside Benz drive am away sau e steal their money
“When people tell me say one wedding don scatter because groom has been kidnapped. I asked how? Kidnapping in our city? Wetin happen?
“As dem narrate am to me say na yahoo boys run the kidnapping i just begin dey laugh.
This happened today at New Gate hotel Abeokuta.”