Media Personality, Layole Oyatogun tackles Nigerian’s glorifying cyber crimes

Actress and TV host, Layole Oyatogun, says Nigerians glorifying cyber crimes should have a rethink.

The media personality was reacting to recent arrest of alleged notorious fraudster, Raymond Igbalode Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, and his criminal gang in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.




The Dubai police had this week released a video of how the gang were busted in a midnight raid, and some Nigerians instead totally condemning Hushpuppi criminal acts, some has suggested the Instagram celebrity should have lay low while still doing crime.

Taking to her Instagram page, Layole said a thief is a thief whether the person keeps a low profile or decides to show off on social media.

She wrote: "I find it appalling and disheartening that in this day and age, people continue to glorify and justify cyber fraud (yahoo-yahoo). Where did our morals flee to? How did we get to this level of moral decadence?

"It is so mind boggling reading the barrage of comments in the wake of the recent arrest, people chastising him for not keeping a low profile and also defending his cyber crimes. Really? A Thief is a Thief whether high or low profile.

She also noted that the activities of internet fraudsters keeps increasing the distrust the international community have for Nigerians.

"The consequences of cyber fraud on people is enormous. Victims have lost their lives and livelihood, because of the atrocities of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes.

"It has put a smear on the image of hardworking Nigerians with legit businesses and career," she said.

Layole also narrated how she lost her savings after her bank account was attacked by hackers.

"I have been a victim of cyber crime , I was at home in Lagos Nigeria, when my bank account was hacked in faraway China and my money withdrawn.

"It was a very sad time for me. The bank did nothing. My savings, sweat and hard work gone because of someone's insatiable greed for easy money and life.

"Cyber fraud is not something I wish on anybody but for the Nigerians glorifying and justifying yahoo-yahoo , "what goes round comes round," she added.



I find it appalling and disheartening that in this day and age, people continue to glorify and justify cyber fraud(yahoo-yahoo). Where did our morals flee to? How did we get to this level of moral decadence? It is so mind boggling reading the barrage of comments in the wake of the recent arrest, people chastising him for not keeping a low profile and also defending his cyber crimes. Really? A Thief is a Thief whether high or low profile. The consequences of cyber fraud on people is enormous. Victims have lost their lives and livelihood, because of the atrocities of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. It has put a smear on the image of hardworking Nigerians with legit businesses and career I have been a victim of cyber crime , I was at home in Lagos Nigeria, when my bank account was hacked in faraway China and my money withdrawn. It was a very sad time for me. The bank did nothing. My savings, sweat and hard work gone because of someone's insatiable greed for easy money and life. Cyber fraud is not something I wish on anybody but for the Nigerians glorifying and justifying yahoo-yahoo , "what goes round comes round.
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