Find us on Facebook

- Advertisement -

Hushpuppi Arrest: Cyber Fruad and Corrupt Poltics in Nigeria, Birds of The Same Feathers

The motto for all Yahoo Boys in Nigeria is “Yahoo Yahoo is a way of payback for all the sufferings that our forefathers faced due to slavery in the colonial period”.

In this very generation, YahooYahoo (Cyber Fraud) has been glorified as a way of getting oneself out of poverty in a corruption-stricken society that has continued to reduce the efforts of legal hustlers.

Just few days ago, Interpol arrested popular Dubai-based Nigerian; Hushpuppi (who identifies as a real estate agent and car dealer on Instagram) and his friends Woodberry and one Efe.

Hushpuppi and his gang were reportedly arrested by Interpol after months of trailing and investigations conducted concerning multiple wire fraud and a US Ventilator scam going to the tune of $35m.

The YahooYahoo trend in Nigeria has blown out of proportion. Right now, there is a very slim chance of revival from the illegality that has clouded the hearts of millions of Nigerian youths who just want to pop champagne and cruise in expensive cars. Quite easy is what you have to do; get an internet-enabled phone and start bombing sites.

One day, after using all the ‘formats’ you know, spending plenty money on internet subscription and bathing with black soap, your destined clients will drop dollars in your account.

Consequently, many people have been duped and more have resorted to suicide after having to deal with mental imbalance from the consequences of trusting their life earnings to a complete stranger identifying as someone else.

When you ask these youths why they venture into YahooYahoo, they tell you ‘It is our only means of survival; the government is not giving us jobs and we can’t stay hungry. We have parents to feed too”.

Pop Culture Impact on the Rise of YahooYahoo

One can trace the rapid rise in Yahoo Yahoo in Nigeria to the wide acceptance of Pop culture.

While Western Imperialism has a huge role to play, the lifestyle of Nigerian celebrities also impact the decision-making of many youths of this generation. However, they choose to feign ignorance to the fact that the stars living large now started from the bottom. Instead of working hard on a legit hustle, YahooBoys choose to take the back door and jump queues.

While there is nothing bad in admiring the wealth and lifestyle of people, it is only right that you chase the same life without causing others pain or eventual death.

It is however funny that these days you see musicians starting off as YahooBoys then aligning the wealth they gather to their successful music career.

Can Corrupt Politics be Used to Justify Yahoo Yahoo?

“Even the politicians are scammers. How many of them have EFCC investigated successfully and the court sent to jail?”

Many people are of the school of thought that corrupt politics birthed Yahoo Yahoo and it will not stop until there is the crystal-clear assurance that corrupt politicians will end up in jail.

This assertion continues to question the moral standard of the Nigerian society and how the level of corruption has increased for many years. When shadow criminals adorning agbada are loudly glorified, why should a YahooBoy lay low?

Just recently, Orji Uzor Kalu who spent close to 6 months in jail for corruption charges was released.

A recent video showed him, being welcomed into the Senate by the same Politicians that are expected to make laws that will cast out corruption in the government circles. In a saner clime, such a criminal will never be allowed to smell a government building but the Nigerian status quo remains the same.

The Reality

Whichever way we see it, both crimes are a stain on the fabric of a developing society and a slap on the face of hardworking Nigerians.

The irony of the whole issue is that people like Hushpuppy, Invictus Obi. Otunba, Mompha to mention a few are mentors for fast-rising Yahooboys while upcoming councilors and local government chairmen who are of the “I will go there to eat my share’ mentality look up to Orji Uzor Kalu, Diezani and co.

Both circles are filled with movers and shakers of the immorally decayed and bastardized world and funny enough, they are being celebrated even at the corridors of power.

Proverbs 16:8 says “Better to have little with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest”

Nobody is asking you to fight for the loss we suffered during the colonial times. If you want to do so, the right way is to be a good and patriotic Nigerian.

A note to Nigerian Politicians: YahooBoys will always use you as a leverage to continue cyber-fraud. Are you going to let this societal decay continue while the country is being rubbished in the international community?

Finally, we at Naijmobile wish Hushpuppi and his gang spends years in jail as Interpol is not EFCC. Hopefully, upcoming YahooBoys will learn that ‘Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner of the house’

Thanks for reading,


  1. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out
    your site on my iphone during lunch break.
    I really like the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.

    I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my phone
    .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, wonderful

  2. Hello there, I discovered your website by the use of Google whilst looking for a comparable topic, your web
    site got here up, it seems to be good. I’ve bookmarked
    it in my google bookmarks.
    Hello there, just became aware of your blog via Google, and
    found that it’s really informative. I’m going to be careful for brussels.
    I’ll be grateful in case you continue this in future.
    Many folks will probably be benefited from your writing.

  3. Hi there I am so excited I found your blog, I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would
    just like to say many thanks for a marvelous
    post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to browse it all at the moment but I have saved it
    and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the great work.

  4. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright
    violation? My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it
    seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement.
    Do you know any methods to help reduce content from being stolen? I’d
    definitely appreciate it.

  5. Superb blog you have here but I was curious if you knew of
    any forums that cover the same topics discussed here?
    I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get responses from other experienced people that share the
    same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
    Thanks a lot!

  6. Hi I am so thrilled I found your site, I really found you by error,
    while I was researching on Google for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just
    like to say many thanks for a remarkable post and a all round enjoyable
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have
    time to browse it all at the minute but I have book-marked it
    and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read a lot more, Please
    do keep up the fantastic jo.

  7. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and
    let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same

  8. My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on various websites for about a year and am anxious about
    switching to another platform. I have heard great things about
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress posts into it?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  9. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show
    up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow,
    just wanted to say excellent blog!

  10. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you happen to
    be a great author. I will always bookmark your blog and may come back down the road.
    I want to encourage you continue your great work, have a nice evening!

  11. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this
    board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to give something back and help others
    like you aided me.

  12. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to
    this outstanding blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to
    my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will
    talk about this site with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  13. The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iPad and
    tested to see if it can survive a 25 foot drop, just
    so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now broken and she
    has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  14. Howdy, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments?
    If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can advise?

    I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any help is very much appreciated.

  15. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extremely useful info specifically the final part 🙂 I care for
    such info a lot. I was seeking this particular
    info for a long time. Thanks and best of luck.

  16. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m inspired!
    Extremely useful info particularly the closing part :
    ) I care for such information a lot. I used to be seeking this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  17. You could definitely see your skills within the article you write.

    The sector hopes for more passionate writers
    such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they
    believe. Always follow your heart.

  18. My brother recommended I might like this website. He was once totally
    right. This submit truly made my day. You can not consider simply how much time I
    had spent for this information! Thank you!

  19. you’re actually a good webmaster. The website loading speed is incredible.

    It kind of feels that you are doing any distinctive trick.
    Furthermore, The contents are masterwork.
    you have done a excellent job in this topic!

  20. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite
    justification appeared to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they just
    do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the
    whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

Leave a Response