The police in the Nigerian South-South state of Rivers in conjunction with the state’s neighborhood watch, as well as the security watch of the Port Harcourt Local Government Area have arrested 12 Internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys in Nigerian parlance.

The Yahoo Boys allegedly buried a newborn baby alive at Andoni Waterfront in Port Harcourt – the Rivers State capital, Victor Ohaji – chairman of Port Harcourt Local Government Area Security Watch – told the media Wednesday.

Ohaji said he got intelligence some Yahoo Boys were doing incantation at the waterfront on Wednesday, so he went went to see for himself.

On getting to the waterfront, the boys had left and on close observation, he discovered that they buried something on the ground, he added.

When he dug the ground, he found a dead, newborn baby boy. He exhumed it and alerted the Rivers State Neighbourhood and the police.

According to Ohaji, a team of Port Harcourt Local Government Security Watch, Rivers State Neighbourhood Watch and the police mobilised and went in search of the suspects.

When they finally apprehended them, they took them to Azikiwe Police Division in Port Harcourt.

“This morning, one of my brothers called me that some Yahoo Boys are doing some incantation at Eagle Island Waterfront, called Andoni Sand Field,” Ohaji said. “Immediately, I called my boys and we moved. When we got to the place, the boys had left.”

He added: “I asked my brother to show me the point where he saw the boys. He showed me. When I got there, I discovered that they dug the ground and covered it. have to dig that spot to know what they buried there. When we dug the place, we saw a dead baby. It was a baby boy.  A very handsome boy. I had to call the Station Officer of Eagle Island immediately to inform him. He in turn called the DPO in charge of the area. We all went in search of the boys behind the act. We moved from hotel to hotel to check if we would see them.”


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