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See Photo Of Malaysia-based Yahoo Boy Sentenced To 24 Years Imprisonment For N25 Million Internet Scam


See Photo Of Malaysia-based Yahoo Boy Sentenced To 24 Years Imprisonment For N25 Million Internet Scam

A Malaysia-based Yahoo Boy has been sentenced to 24 years in jail for a N25 Million internet scam, The The EFCC reveals.

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja has convicted and sentenced an undergraduate of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia: Hope Olusegun Aroke to twenty-four years imprisonment for his involvement in an internet scam that fetched him Four Thousand riaait ( N25,000,000).

Aroke, 25, was arraigned before Justice Okunnu on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence; cheque cloning, wire transfer and forgery. The court found him guilty of the two charges and was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment on each of the two counts.

Troubles came for Aroke when an anonymous petitioner wrote to the EFCC alleging that the Kogi state-born undergraduate was involved in sundry fraudulent activities on the internet. The EFCC swung into action and investigated the internet dealings of Aroke.

Investigations showed that he was involved in several romance scam that fetched him a total sum of 4,000 riaait (Malaysian currency). Aroke admitted sending the money to Nigeria through one Angela, who later helped him deposit its naira equivalent, N25,000,00 (Twenty-five million Naira only), in a new generation bank.

Upon his arrest, two exotic cars valued at N23,000,000 (Twenty-three million naira) were recovered from him.

Justice Okunnu ruled that the sentence should run concurrently. Meanwhile, Aroke has two other matters yet undecided before Justice B. Idris of the Federal High Court Lagos.

So I’m guessing this equates about 1 year per million? Lol. But on a serious note, Politicians who are stealing in tunes of Billions deserve more these kind of sentences.


Moji Delano is a Lawyer turned Blogger, Entrepreneur, Digital Media Strategist/expert.

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  1. Bomi

    January 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Though this sentence may seem harsh Moji, but in the words of Nigeria UK born artiste Lemar
    “There ain’t no justice in the world”

  2. Andy

    January 26, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I agree that politicians who steal from public coffers should be given severe sentences but what we should be mindful in this case is that yahoo activities directly affect the victim (his or her personal earnings) and sadly these are more of pentionets who are very gullible and as such vulnerable.

  3. Adeunle

    January 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Can you see difference between poor $ the rich with this Judgement. Our judges should be ashamed by giving this verdict to this Guy But difficult to give such to Our rich politician that looted Nigerian Treasury. How many political looters got this type of Judgement from Justice Lateefat Okunnu? Judiciary is Nigeria problem because they are bias in given judgement. Judgement in Nigerian court is for highest bidder. Shame on all the wicked judge. I do not encourage what this guy did but those that destroy our economy $ turn our ladies to prostitute $ guys to Yahoo boys must be punish.

  4. Adekilekun

    January 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    So true Aunty…

  5. Sanusi Uthman

    February 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    No gain no pain is what they say. The guy got what’s he as laboured for and enjoyed at the same time. So kalas in Arabic. Chikena in igbo. Gbakiani in hausa. To all our bloddy politician looting our lots with impunity God is watching and for the Nigerian judicial system. For me the law is for the rich. Gbam!!!

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