A 25-year old boy simply known as Chidi said yahoo boys have since left Yahoo Yahoo (a term used to defraud unsuspecting and naive people, especially foreigners, through the internet) for Yahoo plus as it no longer pays.
He explained how he and his friends left Nigeria for a neighbouring country to meet an herbalist who gave them concoctions to use for their clients.
They are meant to use it while typing or put in their mouth while speaking with ‘potential magas’ on the phone.
He however warned them not to allow any other person use their working instrument, their laptop. But one way or the other, one of his friend’s brothers used his laptop and he died, the other one’s girlfriend also did and died too.
“You may not believe me but it is true. Those who are into yahoo plus use charm to hypnotize their victims. This is because the ordinary yahoo no longer yield the desired result. Our targets are getting wiser and no longer fall prey.
“When I noticed that I was not making any headway in yahoo business, I decided to inquire from some of my friends who were in same business but were living better off.”
To my surprise, I was made to understand that the in-thing was yahoo plus. I decided to embark on a journey to Benin Republic in the company of Chuks, Odinakachukwu and Chionye.
There, we met a herbalist who told us to buy three live cocks and other items which he used to prepare some concoction for us. After that, we were asked to stand in front of the shrine,while the herbalist chanted incantations that would enhance our success in yahoo plus.
“As we left for Nigeria, we were given some concoction which the herbalist said were prepared with human parts. We were asked to put the concoction in our mouths whenever we wanted to type or discuss with our victims.
But when I got home, I became restive.
I remembered my mum’s admonition never to go into anything fetish but to serve the almighty God. I kept the concoction away and watched as events unfolded.
Three months later, one of us Chuks, made 3000 dollars. But Odinakachuckwu lost his younger brother who went to use his laptop. The instruction of the herbalist was that no one except him, should use his laptop. Just as we were smarting from that, Chionye lost his girlfriend.
“I decided to quit at that point because I did not want anyone to die on my account. I am therefore appealing to those I have defrauded through yahoo to forgive me”, he stated.