Police Officers vs “Yahoo Boys” Faceoff In A Gunbattle In Sagamu
Men of the Nigeria Police Force and internet fraudsters(Yahoo Boys) are in a faceoff in Sagamu, Ogun State.
The gun battle which started at about 10 a.m in the morning has seen police officers deployed to the scene as sporadic gunshots fill the air even farther away from the area of occurrence. The gun battle is happening at the Ita-Oba area of the town, close to the palace of the Paramount ruler of Remoland, Akarigbo of Remoland.
According to eye witness reports, the police officers have been teargassing everyone and there’s a temporary halt in vehicular movements at the area with motorcycle riders running for safety and turning back.
An eye witness, Ayodele Osho Omar, who is the Director of Communications of Sagamu Youth Congress, a “Yahoo Boy” was in an altercation with some police officers and this led to an injury to the internet fraudster and the ladies who sat in the vehicle with him were left in a state of coma.
Another reliable source told ALEDEH that the “Yahoo Boy” had just gotten a new vehicle and was in their usual celebratory mood when officers of the Nigeria Police Force approached them for a token of their money which has been the typical habit of the Police in Sagamu. The boys refused to pay and this led to an altercation between the “yahoo boys” and the police which resulted in the severe injuries suffered by the “yahoo boy” and the yet to be confirmed death of two other girls. This incident had led to the “yahoo boys” retaliation today as they keep the entire town under siege.
There’s a huge presence of internet fraudsters in Sagamu with police officers usually holding them to a ransom, collecting money from them, which sometimes run into millions, according to unconfirmed reports and has given the “yahoo boys” a free hand to operate.