The saying charity begins at home has been exemplified by this extraordinary Nigerian father who reported his own son to authorities for engaging in internet fraud popularly known as ‘yahoo yahoo’ in Nigeria.
This was revealed after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Kaduna Zonal office said it investigated a case of conspiracy and theft reported to the Commission by an exceptional father.
The father snitched on his own son back in 2017 after the lad who was still in secondary school confided in his father that he had bought a house and a shop valued at over N2 Million (Two Million Naira).
the information startled the man who questioned his son regarding the source of the money used to purchase the properties.
When he did not get a satisfactory answer, he took it upon himself to report to the authorities perceiving that his son was involved in fraudulent activities.
According to the young man, he got the money through his phone line which after purchase he began receiving alerts running into millions of Naira.
The EFCC took the investigations seriously and reached out to all the parties involved, taking down statements as one suspect led to the arrest of another and a network of cyber crime syndicate was uncovered.
As investigations continued, the EFCC discovered that the young man had withdrawn monies in bits from a First Bank account number 3033389599 owned by one Porong Daniel Nash (a farmer in plateau state); and credited same to different accounts.
Consequently, all accused persons were arrested and recoveries were made to the tune of N939,000 which was duly returned to the rightful owners by the Zonal Office of the EFCC.