Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has ordered for a clampdown on internet fraudsters popularly known as “Yahoo Boys.”
This followed the murder of a student of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Elo Ogege by suspected ritualists masquerading as “Yahoo Boys.”
In a statement on Monday in Asaba, Okowa said: “On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, it is with a heavy heart that I write to express our profound commiserations to the family of Elozino Ogege, the Isoko nation, her friends, both within and outside the university community.
“I am glad that the security agencies have made serious progress in the investigation into the murder and l can assure Deltans and Nigerians that justice will be served on the perpetrators of this dastard act.”
He added that “As a government whose primary responsibility is the protection of lives and property, as well as the welfare of her citizens, I urge Deltans and Nigerians to partner with the government and report to security agencies the activities of these gangs with a view to assisting the society to get rid of such dangerous groups. Never again as a people shall we condone the activities of these known criminals as we all seem to agree that “enough is enough.”