Everyday in Nigeria, one is inundated with one horrifying news or the other.More bewildering, is the recent trend in stealing of female pants and menstruation pads for money rituals, by internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo Yahoo Boys. TheCyber crime began at the initial stage with the intent to swindle gullible persons, within and outside the country.
With time, these criminally minded persons, devised new techniques to satisfy their excessive crave for wealth, with yahoo yahoo graduating into yahoo plus, owing to the introduction of diabolic acts.
First, it began with hypnotizing victims and it gradually progressed to sleeping with ladies; be they commercial sex workers or girlfriends of perpetrators. At the end of the sexual intercourse, the yahoo plus individual, would clean the lady’s semen with a white cloth which would thereafter, be taken to their herbalists who would prepare some rituals with them. After the ritual is performed, the lady in question would either fall ill or die.
Today, several methods have been introduced. This include eating of excreta, which came to limelight about three years now. Used babies diapers were not left out, as they were reportedly picked from dump sites by agents employed to gather them for users. In February last year, news of how a lady caught her ex-boyfriend discussing how he ate bread and excreta as part of activities for money rituals went viral.
The lady, Barbie Ulonna, had gone to visit her boyfriend, when she overheard him discussing the sore moment he consumed faeces, in a conversation with his friend.
She also, attributed a kiss she shared with the undisclosed boyfriend as a reason she had mouth infection.
Strange as it may sound, today, there is also a new trend of using urine for ritual purpose. In this case, if one urinates on the sand, a yahoo plus member will pack the sand stained with the urine, to his herbalist who would prepare the rituals.
But the most trendy of them all is the stealing of female pants. Saturday Vanguard gathered that the targets are mainly female between 16 to 32 years. A stolen pant under this category as revealed by some suspects, is sold between N200,000 and N300,000, while agents who scout for them are paid between N20,000 and N30,000.
Findings also revealed that discharges from ladies virginals are what herbalists use to prepare the rituals.
Immediately that occurs, owners of the used pants would start getting emaciated without cure, except through God’s intervention. Sometimes, victims will remain barren for life. This methods as reliably gathered, was imported from other African countries.
One would have expected such pseudoscience acts to be obsolete, going by the sprawling worship centres across the length and breadth of the country and the exposure of Nigerians.
But investigation by Saturday Vanguard revealed that stealing of pants for ritual purpose is not only used for yahoo plus but by politicians as well, as pant theft was discovered to be in the increase as the elections drew closer.
Record showed that news of this new pattern started from Delta and Edo states before it spread to other states.
Ugheli : On December 9, 2018, a young man was caught by local guards at Agbarha, Delta State, with stolen female pants and braziers. When he was questioned by a mob who beat him to a pulp, he revealed that a man whom he approached to reveal his source of wealth to him, instructed him to get female under-wares.
According to him, “Any time I visit Tozak hotel, Ugheli, some boys would be spending lavishly. One day, I picked up to N5,000 from the amount they sprayed on people. When I summoned courage to ask them how they made their money, they told me to get female pants and bras and bring them to the hotel. But I only got bra, I am yet to get pants”.
Again, on January 2, 2019, in Umutu community in Delta State , two suspected pant thieves, were arrested with 10 female pants. They confessed during interrogation by an angry mob that they had been in the business after being frustrated out of school owing to poverty.
In this case, the duo of Emeka Nwosa and Jerry Obi, according to residents, forced a 15-year-old girl in the community who was on her way to the farm, to pull her pants and give to them. The apprehensive girl…