12 cyber fraud suspects were arrested for allegedly burying a newborn baby alive on the Andoni Beachfront in Eagle Island, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the morning of Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
The arrest followed credible information that the vigilante had received from residents who had seen a group of boys chanting and digging dirt at the water’s edge.
PLGA Security Watch President Victor Ohaji revealed the incident to reporters.
He said that after receiving the information, he informed the Azikiwe Police Department in Diobi, Port Harcourt and neighboring state agency officials.
“Then I immediately mobilized my men, but when we got there were told the suspects were at the water’s edge the ‘yahoo’ boys were gone,” he said. However, Ohaji said upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the “Yahoo Boys” were said to have buried something at the water’s edge.
Eagle Island’s CSO said he ordered his men to dig up the ground, where they found the lifeless body of a newborn baby and exhumed it.
He said his men, police and locals then went to the scene to look for the suspects, who they eventually discovered from a hotel.
“When we dug this place, we saw an infant, a little boy, jumping around. They buried a very beautiful boy. I immediately called the Eagle Island Situation Officer and informed him of our finding so he could speak to the Divisional Police Officer he worked with.
“The police and neighborhood manager immediately joined us, so we started driving around Eagle Island to see if we could track down the suspects.
“We even moved from hotel to hotel in the vicinity, and strangely, we saw them walk out of a hotel. As soon as we got out of the car, they started running away.
“So we chased and arrested them. They were twelve years old. So we took them to the police station with the baby.
“When we were there, the leader of that group of Yahoo Boys was yelling and screaming that his dad was a Major General and nothing was going to happen.
“He said even if they bury a human, nothing will happen.”