Convicted ‘Ýahoo-Yahoo”pulls off million-dollar scam from Kirikiri prison
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said a convicted Ýahoo-Yahoo,” Hope Olusegun Aroke, who was arrested in 2012 and sentenced for internet fraud, allegedly masterminded a “mega scam” to the tune of over $1m (£773,000) from jail.
The EFCC says its “immediate riddle” is how it was possible for the convict to “continue to ply his ignoble trade of Internet fraud from prison” despite serving a 24-year jail term at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that that the convict, against established standard practice, had access to internet and mobile phone in the correctional centre where he is supposed to be serving his jail term,” EFCC spokesman Wilson U
wajaren said in a statement that implied the convict had help from corrupt prison officials.
The Kirikiri prison where the convict is being held is managed by the Nigerian Correctional Service who have not commented on the issue.
The exploits of the convict have left many Nigerians in shock, as people are wondering how he could have pulled it off if he did not get help from government officials.