Veteran stand-upcomedian and entertainment guru,Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, professionally known as Ali Baba, has taken to social media to narrate how a guy who blasted him over his stance on the activities of Internet fraudsters, Yahoo Boys just lost N1.2 million to scammers.
Alibaba had on May 6, decried the activities of these boys after posting a story of how one retired health worker, Mrs. Nnodi, who lost her retirement benefit of 34 years of service to fraudsters, got hospitalized and died a few days after her discharge.
However, one of the persons who called out Alibaba for criticizing the popularly called Yahoo Boys, telling him to face his career and blame the government for not providing jobs, has now become a victim of scam, just four weeks after defending the fraudulent act.
Alibaba was informed of the guy’s case and he wrote on Instagram:
“It’s been a busy day for me, so I had not had time to check my WhatsApp messages. Later, as I went through the over 230 messages, I saw one about a guy who had had his account cleaned out.
And he is so raving mad that he has to wait till Thursday to go notify his bank officially. Over 1.2 million wiped out!
Alibaba noted: “The person who sent the WhatsApp messages had also sent some munched comments, on a post, that the victim of the scam had posted, just last month.
“The victim saw my post about the Yahoo Boys and how they were driving people to their graves because of their criminal activities, took offence and defended the boys.
One of his comments said, ‘I should go and talk to government and leave the Yahoo Boys alone. He was on another blog, calling me names. Then he came to my instagram page and went ballistic.
“So now, he is crying up and down. The sister in law, who sent me all his comments, said he is devastated.
“And has not eaten since he found out his account was flushed. I am not following him. More so, I have blocked him.
But lass lass, him go dey ok. It’s not the end of the world. How much is 1.2 million sef? Sebi, they cleared one woman’s retirement payment? He is still young. Let him not report.
“These things happen. There is no work. Because if there was work, no young man like him will be stealing from him, BBC reports”