The Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the police to arrest internet fraudsters popularly called yahoo boys across the state.
Governor Okowa made this call when he sent condolences across to the family of Elozino Ogege, a murdered 300L student of the state owned university Delsu for rituals.
Governor Okowa, who was greatly distraught by the sad development, has ordered a serious crackdown on all “Yahoo boys”, ritualists and all those involved in unexplainable and sudden wealth in the state.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu in Asaba on Monday, the Governor expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family, the Isoko nation and the Delta State University Abraka community.
The Governor noted with serious concern and worry, the increasing and disturbing activities of suspected ritual killers and criminally-minded individuals, whose obtrusive and flamboyant escapades are becoming more conspicuous.
“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 Miss 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 I can assure Deltans and Nigerians that justice will be served on the perpetrators of this dastardly act.