Former BBNaija star, Seyi Awolowo has stated that the high spate of internet fraud (Yahoo Yahoo) in Nigeria has helped reduce violent crimes in the country.
He listed crimes like cultism, robbery, and kidnapping as does on a downward slide due to internet fraud.
Seyi Awolowo made this known in a recent interview with GoldmyneTV when he was quizzed if youths who are into cybercrime are influenced by politicians who loot public funds.
He said he used to be harassed by cultists during his university days but then when yahoo came it disappeared. He disclosed that people who bully others and rob them of their belongings now give others instead.
“This thing is long and deep. I don’t stand for the yahoo-yahoo thing. But do you know that yahoo is the reason we don’t have really high amount of cultism?,”
“And this is just my perspective ‘cause when I was in university, I was always harassed by cultists. But then the next thing, there was a flow of yahoo and they all just disappeared.
“People that used to slap and want to obtain would now rather give. It is something bad, so overtime we abused it.
The reality star concluded by saying that basically, politicians are to show us the wrong things people do in the society, however, they do worse and get away with it. He said this makes the cybercriminals (Yahoo boys) feel innocent as they feel they are not even stealing from Nigeria.