Popular social media critic, Daniel Regha has expressed displeasure over the lifestyle of a group of Nigerians popularly identified as ‘Yahoo boys’.
Daniel Regha shared his thoughts via a tweet on Friday when he described them as nuisance to foreigners and Nigerians.
‘Yahoo boy’ is a popular phrase used to describe a man who carries out 419 fraud(Wiktionary). It is prominent in Nigeria and tends to have originated from the country despite having recieved global recognition.
With the surge in cyberfraud, most Nigerian youngsters seem to have adopted certain lifestyles that are commensurate with that of known Yahoo boys in the country. This has birthed the new outlook or criteria with which one is identified and considered as one by members of the society.
It is said that foreign individuals have overtime, developed hatred and contempt girded with fear for Nigerians given the spate of fraud by Nigerians on the internet.
Often than not, their dress style, lavish spending on assorted drinks, cars and womanizing are some of the basic ways through which one can be identified or suspected to be a yahoo boy.
Recently, a twitter trend which revolved around the livestyle and antics of yahoo boys in the country sparked reactions and comments from various quarters with some Nigerians justifying the act while blaming the economic and political situation of the country for youth restiveness amongst which includes the Yahoo boy syndrome.
On his part, a popular Nigerian school teacher who has carved a niche for himself on social media thereby giving himself the persona of a perceived antagonist, Daniel Regha expressed displeasure over the lifestyle of yahoo boys in the country.
According to him, ‘Yahoo boys are a problem not only to foreigners, but to we Nigerians as well.’
Daniel Regha added that these yahoo boys are a nuisance and called on authorities to do their job. He further encouraged citizens not to hesitate in reporting suspected yahoo boys to the authorities.
“They’re a complete nu!sance & should be weeded out. Normalize reporting anyone doing yahoo to the appropriate authority (the EFCC), so they can be jailed, u can do that anonymously. Don’t tolerate them.”
Yahoo boys are a problem not only to foreigners, but to we Nigerians as well; They're a complete nu!sance & should be weeded out. Normalize reporting anyone doing yahoo to the appropriate authority (the EFCC), so they can be jailed, u can do that anonymously. Don't tolerate them.
— Daniel Regha (@DanielRegha) December 30, 2022
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