Four suspected Yahoo Boys have told the Ogun State police that one of their friends, Uzoma Alexander, who came to learn about Internet fraud from them died after taking ‘Colorado’.
Colorado is a cocktail of psychotropic drug currently trending among Nigeria’s young drug users especially teenagers.
The Police Public Relations Officers in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a.dtatement on Wednesday said the
suspects: Babatunde Owoseni; Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy; Ayobami Adesina and Sulaiman Balogun, confessed that they all took the substance.
He said they also.told the police that the body of Alexander was later dumped on the overhead bridge
The PPRO stated that the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Adigbe Divisional Police Headquarters by the mother of the victim, Mrs Ogechi Alexander, who reported that her 20-year-old son left home on November 20, and did not returned.
She further said her son told her that he was going to visit some of his friends whom she did not know.
The police stated that a case of missing person was subsequently incidented at the police station.
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation when the boy could still not be found after some days.
He said intelligence officers swung into action after this and eventually arrested the four persons.
The police said further, “At the SCIID, the DSP Nurudeen AbdulGafar-led Modus Operandi Section, embarked on intelligence and technical investigation which led to the identification of one Babatunde Owoseni as the person who was last seen with the victim, and he was promptly arrested.
“The said Babatunde later led policemen to arrest his co accomplices namely, Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy, Ayobami Adesina and Balogun Sulaiman.
“On interrogation, they confessed that the victim came to their house to learn about Internet fraud, and after eating food, they all took a substance known as ‘Colorado’ which made them to fall asleep.
“They confessed further that when they woke up at about 8pm, they met the victim on the ground and had already vomited all over his body. When they tried to carry him, they discovered that he was no longer breathing.
“At that point, Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy from whom they bought the drug was invited, and he advised that they should throw the corpse away.
“It was then that Ayomide and Gafar arranged for an Uber driver to come and when the driver came, Ayomide collected the vehicle from him and used it to carry the corpse to the top of Kuto Overhead Bridge where it was dumped.
“The corpse was later removed by the state health workers and buried as unknown corpse.”
The PPRO added that preliminary investigation revealed that there was a mark of violence on the head of the deceased as shown in the picture taken by the health workers before it was buried.
He also stated that the commissioner of police had ordered the investigating team to expedite action on the investigation and charge the case to court as soon as possible.