A disaster management expert, Enyinnaya Nwosu stirred the interest of social media users when he revealed his plan for internet fraudsters aka Yahoo Boys.
He said that he intends to help 10 Yahoo Boys to channel their tech skills into a having a legitimate career in the industry.
The Canada-based lawyer said that he will assist any scammer who wishes to turn a new leaf to become app developers and software engineers.
Enyinnaya made the offer via his Twitter account, and got netizens giving suggestions on what he should do.
He wrote; “I am looking for 10 Yahoo boys who are willing to leave Yahoo and use their IT skills in App development /software engineering.”
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@CeenOgbonna; Pls Encourage the genuine ones as well. We celebrate bad ppl more. Why?
Meanwhile, don’t expose ppl children, open your dm let them dm you as you have good intentions to change the rotten situation/society to ….
@Peter_Obidient; 60 percent of yahoo boys don’t have any IT skills. What they do is copy and paste, buy software that was developed by IT gurus and later they’ll do some juju to manipulate their clients.
@STAkinsusi; Yahoo boys🤣🤣🤣. Many of them out there are just ritualists. Some that can’t even spell their names correctly much less handling computers, but they’re out there with luxury cars and magnificent buildings😎
@Youngmilly20; Believe me, most yahoo boys in HK don’t know what’s code editors 😅 I’m INTERESTED 🙏 Started learning recently but my leg dey shake.
Meanwhile, a young man identified as Olanrewaju Temitope recently bagged five years imprisonment for internet fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned the accused on one-count charge bordering on cybercrime.
EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren made this known in a statement in Abuja, saying that Temitope was convicted by Justice A.A. Bello.
According to the anti-graft agency, the convict was arrested during a sting operation at his hideout, located on Joel Bala Street, Gbagyi Villa, Kaduna.
It said investigation revealed that Temitope operated a fake Facebook and Instagram account, where he assumed the identity of one Lisa Marie, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly American residents, of their hard earned money.
He was sentenced by a High Court sitting in Kaduna State on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 for defrauding victims of $400.
The charge reads: “That you, Olanrewaju Temitope ‘M’, sometimes between January, 2022 and July, 2022 in Kaduna, within the Judicial Division of this Honourable Court, dishonestly induced one Elexis McCrills on Instagram, to deliver to you the sum of $400.
When you portrayed yourself to be Lisa Marie Boothe (a female which you knew you were not) and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017, and punishable under Section 309 of the Same Law.”
The yahoo boy pleaded guilty to the charge, and the presiding judge sentenced him to five years imprisonment, with an option to pay N100,000 as fine.
In addition, the convict is to forfeit his phone which was used to commit the crime, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.