Suspected “Yahoo” boys arrested for burying newborn baby alive

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Port Harcourt

Some suspected internet fraudsters known in local parlance as “Yahoo boys” have been arrested for allegedly burying a newborn baby alive at Andoni waterfront in Eagle Island, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, South-South Nigeria.

A local Vigilante’ group stationed in Eagle Island, in Port Harcourt City Local Government, apprehended the group of young men numbering about 8, alleged to be yahoo boys, who buried the baby wrapped in a sac bag.

Their arrest followed credible information received by the vigilante’ roup from residents who saw a group of boys conducting incantation and digging the ground by the waterfront.

Chairman of PLGA Security Watch, Victor Ohaji, disclosed to newsmen that on getting the information, he alerted the Azikiwe Police Division in Diobu, Port Harcourt and the officials of the state neighborhood Agency.

“Thereafter, I immediately mobilised my men, but on getting to the spot where we were told the suspects were by the waterfront, the ‘yahoo’ boys’ had left,” he said.

Ohaji, however, said on closer observation, it was discovered that the suspected ‘yahoo’ boys’ buried something at the waterfront.

He directed his men to dig the ground and found the lifeless body of a newborn baby boy which was exhumed.

He said his men, the police and neighbourhood watch group members went in search of the suspects, who they eventually sighted coming out of a hotel.

“When we dug the place, we saw a newborn baby, a bouncing baby boy. Very fine boy that they buried. Immediately I called the Situation Officer of Eagle Island and informed him of our discovery.

“Immediately, the police and neighbourhood watchmen joined us. So we started going around Eagle Island to see if we could find the suspects.

“We even moved from one hotel to another in the area, and lo and behold, we saw them coming out from a hotel. And as soon as we highlighted from the car, they started running.

“So, we chased after them and apprehended them. There were twelve of them. So we took them to the police station and the baby.”

“While we were there, the leader of this yahoo boys was shouting, ranting.

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