Anuoluwapo Owolabi, Remilekun Okejimi
TWO internet fraudsters known as Yahoo boys, Wahab Hammed (28) and Ayobami Adegoke, were on Tuesday, paraded by State of Osun Police Command for allegedly killing their friend, Wasiu Oguntade in Modakeke, Ife North Local Council Development Area of the state.
The suspects were said to have killed Oguntade on the ground that he was making more money than them from the illicit business.
Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Yemisi Opalola, while speaking with newsmen during the parade at the police headquarters in Osogbo, stated that the suspects were arrested on August 12 at Alaro Area, Modakeke.
Opalola explained that the suspects were arrested following the information received at ‘B’ Division Modakeke that a person was missing and was in connection with Wahab Hammed.
According to her: “Investigation revealed that the suspects and the victim were friends and internet fraudsters popularly called ‘yahoo boy’ and having discovered the deceased always made money more than them, the duo conspired and lured their friend (the deceased) to an uncompleted building in a remote part of Alaro area, Modakeke in a bid to collect money from him and in the course of struggle he was killed.
“The suspects made away with the victim’s motorcycle which was recovered from the second suspect’s house. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”
Confessing to the crime, the suspects said they killed Oguntade because he was making more money than them in the internet fraud business.
OSUN DEFENDER had earlier reported that Oguntade was macheted to death by his friends before his decomposing body was found four days after in an uncompleted building.
The deceased, according to the relative, was lured out of his house by his friends who called him for a land business around 4pm on August 7, 2022.