‘Yahoo boy’ kills girlfriend for ritual in Edo


A suspected ‘Yahoo boy’ Identified as Osa has reportedly killed his girlfriend identified as Miss Elohor Oniorosa, for ritual purposes.

The ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ business is formally known as cyber fraud in Nigeria but the perpetrators have added a ritual angle to the criminal business in recent times.

It was gathered that the incident happened in the Egor Local Government Area of Edo State near Benin on December 24, 2021.

It was gathered that the suspect, who recently returned to Nigeria from Ghana, allegedly killed the girl for ritual.

Newsmen were informed that the deceased went out with the suspect but was found dead with her throat slit with a knife while the suspect absconded.

The details of how it happened are still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

A video of the scene that went viral on social media did not give detail of the incident.

When contacted, the Edo State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Kongtons Bello, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect is on the run.

He said the father of the deceased, Williams Oniorosa, reported the matter to the police.

“The suspect’s name is Osa who is a boyfriend of Elohor Oniorosa, daughter of one William Oniorosa who also reported the incident to the police.

“An investigation is on. Meanwhile, the suspect is on the run,” he said.

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