Information coming from the EFCC is that popular Malaysia-based Yahoo Boy, Hope Olusegun Aroke has been sentenced to 24 years in jail for a N25million internet scam.
Olusegun Aroke, who is just 25yrs old, was arraigned before Justice Okunnu on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence; cheque cloning, wire transfer and forgery. The court found him guilty of the two charges and was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment on each of the two counts.
Troubles came for Aroke when an anonymous petitioner wrote to the EFCC alleging that the Kogi state-born undergraduate was involved in sundry fraudulent activities on the internet. The EFCC swung into action and investigated the internet dealings of Aroke.
Investigations showed that he was involved in several romance scam that fetched him a total sum of 4,000 Riaait (Malaysian currency). Aroke admitted sending the money to Nigeria through one Angela, who later helped him deposit its Nnaira equivalent, N25,000,00 in a new generation bank.
Upon his arrest, exotic cars valued at N23,000,000 (Twenty-three million naira) were recovered from him.
Sadly, if this guy is a politician, his case will spend 5 years in Supreme court challenging the jurisdiction of the EFCC or Code of Conduct to even try him, then late he becomes a governor. Sigh!