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BN Hot Topic: Internet Fraud in Today’s Nigeria – Noble Igwe, Efe, K.Brule & “Robin Hoods”



BN Hot Topic: Internet Fraud in Today's Nigeria - Noble Igwe, Oyemykke & Robin Hoods | BellaNaija

Internet fraud – yahoo-yahoo/419 – is bad, end of story!

It’s surprising that we even have to ask, but, apparently, we do.

Okay, from the beginning.

It started with a Twitter thread by Noble Igwe who condemned fraud, calling fraudsters armed robbers.

One would assume the population would rally around him, support him, while condemning those who are taking away the life earnings of others.

But one would assume wrong.

While some, admittedly, did support him, a lot others criticized him for “snitching” and termed those guilty as “Robin Hoods” who are avenging the crimes of white people past.

These people are taking from the rich white, they said, and giving to the poor blacks.

Social media comedian Oyemykke made a video calling Noble Igwe stupid for the Twitter thread (he later apologised for the insults).

Big Brother Naija 2017 winner Efe compared the fraudsters to politicians who “steal money” and asked: “Nigerians please who is justified?”

Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate K. Brule was of the opinion that Nigeria’s economy will crash if “fraud money” is removed from circulation.

If fraud is removed from the country it will be replaced by armed robbery and cultism, he continued.

So, we ask you, what do you think? Should we work to get rid of fraud in our society? Or should we ignore that people’s lives are being destroyed and Nigeria’s reputation outside the shores of the country is damaged, and just go on tolerating it?

Let us know what you think?


  1. Spunky

    May 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    What is wrong is wrong. You can’t color or sugar coat it. It comes down to decipline and self worth. Most of my close friends and acquaintance are yahoo guys. Big time ballers. Yes, I have been tempted to roll that way on some occasion. But hey! I always draw back when I tick all I accomplished via hard work and realize they low key wish they are me(legit). Truth is, it takes a lot of confidence and focus to look the other way. Harsh as it may sound, a lot of us will get our fingers stained from corruption if given the opportunity. But again, how do you motivate a young graduate to be steadfast and hopeful, knowing it could take forever to achieve the dream. I’m torn between Jor…

  2. Kiki

    May 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    The majority of the responses to Noble Igwe’s statement shows how low our values are in the the country.

    We have no principles, no discipline…all we are about is Money, unnecessary ego, show off and stupid arrogance with no substance.

    God help us!

  3. zzzzzzzzzzz

    May 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    A colleague just sent me a message of some one whose account was almost hacked by another person who called trying to find out if he was the owner of the phone number. Those who support theft (yes that is what I call it stop giving it a fancy name) have never been duped or robbed before. There are some that live in my area and I sometimes what is taking the police so long to arrest and prosecute them. They are thieves call it whatever or if you like justify it I don’t care it doesn’t stop you from being a thief. no wonder doing business online is very difficult for Nigerians. and the funny part is they are not ashamed, some even go about showing off with some crazy dressing and hairstyles living big as if the rest of us who own decent jobs don’t know what we are doing and for those who support them remember Romans 1:32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

  4. Miss Anoni Moss

    May 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I cannot believe people are actually debating on this issue, FRAUD is THEFT and its against the law. We have no morals in this country, the fact that some people are actually defending this thing is beyond me. Efe I am highly disappointed in you, that Kbrule looks like a yahoo boy so I am not even surprised

  5. Baybie

    May 14, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Are we still on this fraud matter? Most Nigerians are only religious, their ways are not Godly.
    The question is, will they be happy if someone steals all their hard earned money??
    There is hunger in the land but being a responsible human being will always be a great choice.
    I still think our top priority right now is to figure out how to remove those terrible ‘leaders’. We need a good leader who can create opportunities, not all these power hungry grandfathers

  6. Troy

    May 14, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I would love to know what Oyemykke does for a living to be renting a property around Canary Wharf in London & shouting for no reason…?? These Yahoo boys get guts sha…The fact Noble didn’t even mention names & this fool was raining curses & threats forgetting he lives in a country where there are law and order. Hours later his apologising(half baked apology). FRAUD IS A CRIME!! There are no justification…If you are caught, you will be behind bars period!!!
    Nigerian government needs to do more because charity begins at home…!

    These yahoo boys are giving us bad names abroad…All the dating apps in the UK says ” Beware of Nigerian Fraudsters”…It’s a shame the likes of Efe do not know the implications until you travel out of Nigeria. Smh…

  7. CrazyWorld

    May 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Noble Igwe is right but didn’t the brother get fired for scamming Virgin Nigeria when he was working there? Noble Igwe didn’t say no when Bassey of payporte made him an ambassador and don’t we know how Bassey made his capital money?

    If you want to reduce yahoo in Nigeria, Introduce whistleblowing policy. All the heartbroken girls and runs girls and struggling yahoo boys will snitch away and yahoo will become something like drug dealing that will be so reduced that only cartels will be doing it because it can’t end.

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