Yahoo Boy Who Poses as Anambra Senator on Facebook nabbed for N300k Fraud

A suspected internet fraudster (A.K.A Yahoo Boy) has been arrested for allegedly defrauding some Nigerians through a fake recruitment into the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Young Joel Asabor was arrested in Lagos after he impersonated the Senator Andy Uba, in whose name he opened a Facebook account.
Through the Facebook account, the suspect reportedly conversed with job seekers who added him as friends on the platform.
The victims were asked to pay between N200,000 and N350,000 for processing of employment into oil companies, as they were promised juicy incentives, including a salary of N850,000 per month.
Joel met his waterloo after he defrauded one Mrs Chinelo Nwadim, of over N300,000
He said: “The woman met the suspect on Facebook in December 2017. He used the name of Senator Andy Uba to open the account. He told her that he had influence in the NNPC and could get her a job there. The woman jumped at the offer.
“He promised her a direct reference with the sales manager of NNPC so that she could get the recruitment form with ease. He also sent her a reference code and promised her that Honourable Nkiruka would call her to assist with the processing.
“The fraudster promised to send a recommendation letter to the office of Honourable Nkiruka so that she could get the job.”
He allegedly advised her to pay N35,850 for the form, assuring her that her monthly salary would be over N850,000.
“After their conversation, the said Honourable Nkiruka contacted her and demanded different sums of money which she paid into a First Bank Account belonging to Asabor Joel. She paid N35,850 for the NNPC form; N28,500 for acceptance form; N45,850 for insurance and N220,000 for passport.
“When N450,000 was demanded for a visa fee, it became clear to the victim that she had been defrauded. She also discovered that all the documents sent to her were forged; that was when she petitioned the area commander through her lawyer,” the source added.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that police operatives, led by the Area D Commander, travelled to Delta State to apprehend the suspect.