Nigerian ‘yahoo boy’ defrauds American lady, lures her ‘home’

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By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo

A 23-year-old Nigerian internet fraudster (Yahoo boy), Awoleye Oluwatofunmi, who allegedly defrauded an American national, Vonapolouis Moss, of US$ 1,000 and lured her to Nigeria has been arrested.

According to the police, Oluwatofunmi had presented himself to his American victim as Howard Adams, an American on TikTok, a social media platform, and defrauded her of US$ 1,000.

He later lured Moss to fly into Nigeria on January 9, 2023 and he received her at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.

The suspect was paraded before journalists in Ilorin by Kwara state Commissioner of Police, CP. Paul Odama on Friday.

The Commissioner disclosed that the victim and the suspect flew into Ilorin the next day and before the internet fraudster was arrested based on actionable intelligence.


But the CP said that the suspect had also deceitfully took an unspecified amount of dollars from the victim before she was rescued by police operatives.

He said further that the necessary authorities have been contacted for appropriate action.

He added that Vonapolouis Moss has been moved into secure custody by the State Police Command, pending her return to the US.

“The command would continue to discharge its duties with a full sense of responsibility and be willing at all times to respect the rights of every citizen,” the CP said. (NAN) )