A Muslim cleric has shared the secret to cashing out for internet fraudsters commonly known as Yahoo boys.
He advised those who engage in cyber fraud to not send message to a foreign client using a Nigerian phone number.
The Alfa urged those who are already chatting with their victims without a foreign line to desist because they are ruining the potency of the special soap given to them.
He issued the warning in a video which has gone viral on social media and stirred reactions from netizens.
See the clip:
velly_oniroyin; Now if Efcc carry you say make you com explain hope say you go fit explain well ? Arindin Alfa 😂
ibrolet_06; Mistake wey people Dey do be say all these ones no be alfa dem be babalawo
oluwagbeminija_; Most of this Alfa wey dey do soap for online na retired yahoo boys coz Alfa go take know talkatone 😂 na to ask for spending limit remain na 😂
Meanwhile, a young man identified as Olanrewaju Temitope has 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.”
He 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.