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Per the local press:
A woman has jumped from a two-storey building in Ibadan, Oyo State to escape from ‘Yahoo Boys’ who wanted to use her for ritual.
The Oyo State’s special security outfit, Operation Burst, arrested the two suspected internet fraudsters to the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCCEFCC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud), scams, and money laundering. The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering. The agency has its head office in Abuja, Nigeria., after the woman escaped being used as a ritualist.
The suspects, Sanusi Azeez Toba and Osho Olalekun Micheal, were arrested on April 3, 2019 at Kolapo Ishola, Akobo area of Ibadan after one of their victims escaped by jumping down the two-storey building where she and others were taken hostage.
According to the female victim, “We met at the club last night and we all went back to their apartment to sleep over. At some point, I noticed some funny movement and I saw them with a calabash (a native pot).
“That was when I knew they were ritualists with the intention to use me for rituals. So, I jumped off the two-storey building, and off the fence. I then reported the case to the ‘Operation Burst’.
Preliminary investigations have also revealed that the suspects have various incriminating documents stored in the Laptops and phones recovered from them at the point of arrest.
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