Operatives of the Osun state police commands have arrested a suspected yahoo boy, Wahab Hammed, in connection with the murder of his friend, one Oguntade Wasiu.
The 28-year-old suspect was paraded before journalists on Wednesday, September 7, and he confessed to conspiring with his friend, Adegoke Ayobami, 31, to murder the deceased because he was ‘cashing out’ from internet fraud more than both of them.
He narrated how they lured him to a remote location under the guise of showing him a piece of land and hacked him to death with a cutlass.
“I am a tailor by profession and I have a shop but I also operate a motorcycle for additional income. I am from Modakeke in adesiyan compound. I also engaged in Internet fraud but I have never hit any money.
Wasiu was a friend to Ayobami. I knew him through Ayobami and he was into Internet fraud. He has been into yahoo before our friendship more than a year ago.
“I and Ayobami killed Wasiu because he was always telling us about his achievements, about how much money he was making from internet fraud and how he flaunted his successes like opening a shop for his wife, buying gold and many more. All these grieved my heart and made me envy him.
According to him, I have always wanted to collect his money so that I can use it to cater for my need.
“We killed him on August 8, 2022. We lured him to a new site because he came to me that he wanted to buy a piece of land. Ayobami and I took him to a site at Modakeke. After we inspected the land, on our way back, I was in front, Wasiu followed me and Ayobami was at the back. Ayobami held him at the jugular and while he was shouting he hacked him on the head with a cutlass.
“We never had a plan to kill him but to collect money from him, but Ayobami eventually killed him. I went to report myself at the police station days later,” he added.