By Nosa Akenzua in Asaba
Police detectives at the Delta State Police Command, Asaba, have arrested three Yahoo Boys following their failed attempt on to use their girlfriends for money rituals.
It was gathered that the suspected ritualists who live within Ifant Jesus area in Asaba had on Monday attempted to use their girlfriends for alleged money rituals when the bubble burst on them.
But the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mustafa Muhammad, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to journalists on Saturday in Asaba, said: “The suspects have been going out with the girls as their girlfriends; they lavish money on them until the fateful Monday when they gave them water in pots to drink.
“But one of them refused and immediately called her brother at the State CID and described the house to them, and the police mobilized to the house and arrested them in two bedroom and a parlour apartment around Ifant Jesus area of Asaba”.
The police boss gave the suspects names as Tochukwu Tobi, 35; Ikedihua Emeka,34; and Dennis Sylvia, 35.
He added that the suspects having made useful statements to the police, were being detained for further investigation as they will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
Only few weeks ago, the police in Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area of the state were reported to have arrested a middle-aged man identified as Chucks Okwudifuo for his alleged attempt to use his neighbour for money rituals.
The reports indicated that the suspect was exposed to the police after the victim escaped on a hair breathe and reported the incident to the police in Ovwian.
The victim, Joseph Fredrick,who narrated his ordeals to journalists in the area, said: “The suspect called me to follow him to see his pastor down the lonely road in Orhuwhorun quarters in Ovwian.
” I was hyponotized and I didn’t know what I was doing again, but as he was going to tie my hands, God woke me up and he was shocked when I started shouting for police to come and they came and he was arrested”.
CP Mustafa Muhammad disclosed that the police were working hard with a view to arresting other Yahoo boys in the state, adding,”the police will leave no stones unturned to ensure that all the Yahoo boys are brought to book.”
He said the “police have enough reports on the Yahoo boys and we are closing on them, very soon It will be history in Yahoo, Yahoo in the state”.
It was further gathered that the state had in the recent times been invaded by Yahoo, Yahoo Business Boys, especially in major cities like Asaba, Warri, Ughelli, Ibusa, Okpanam and Kwale towns as they cruise around with exortic vehicles and in most times lodge in expensive hotels where they allegedly draw connection of their targets.