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From: Daily Advent Nigeria
The Saga Of Poor Yahoo Boys That Want Out!
In an interview, they opened up about their wealth and the source of it. They said they have millions of dollars in the bank, some of which they have used to buy the latest cars, build costly mansions and acquire many good things of life. However, they confessed that their lives are characterized by pain and sorrow because of ritual sacrifices they have to perform every month. One of them, Abudu, 34, said although he has over $2 million dollars in his account and a six-bedroom mansion at Kasoa in the Central Region, his life is miserable, because of every five weeks, the spiritualist who made him wealthy orders him to perform a task. He said the “easiest” of the tasks is to sleep with 70 dark-skinned girls in a month and take their v*** fluids to the spiritualist.
According to him, he feels lucky each time he gets such a task, because the other tasks are unimaginable, and if he refuses to obey, he will suffer grave consequences. For example, Abudu said two months prior to the interview, he was in a restaurant eating when the spiritualist ordered him to sleep with his sister as his monthly task. He refused the order, and as a consequence, he developed skin rashes all over his body for over two months. He took off his jacket, revealing a hidden foam, which was soaked with fluids from the sores on his back. The sores were also emitting a nasty smell, according to the reporter who did the interview. To mask the smell, Abudu uses strong-scented perfumes. His friends, Samson and George (not their real names) also shared how they got involved in sakawa, saying that they had sacrificed two babies that were a day old as part of the initiation ceremony. “I want to stop. I want to give all I have away and just have my peace of mind. It is tough,” George said The three men said they wanted to quit, but it appears impossible, because three of their friends have died after failing to perform tasks laid out by the spiritualist.
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