5th June, 2019
By Adeshina Michael
Veteran comedian, popularly known as Alibaba has taken to social media to narrate how a guy who lambasted him for criticising Internet fraudsters was stung after N1.2 million was wiped out of his account.
Alibaba had berated the activities of fraudsters as he shared a photo news of 37 suspected Yahoo boys arrested by EFCC from PM News on May 6, and captioned it with a story of how one retired health worker, Mrs Nnodi, who lost her retirement benefit of 34 years of service to fraudsters, got hospitalised and died few days after her release.
However, one of the persons who lashed Alibaba for criticising the internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo boys has now become a victim of a scam, just 4 weeks after defending the fraudulent act. The person had told Ali Baba to face his career, blaming the government for not providing jobs.
Alibaba got wind of the update and wrote on his verified Instagram account:
“It’s been a busy day for me, so I had not had time to check my WhatsApp messages. Later, As I went through the over 230 messages, I saw one about a guy who had had his account cleaned out. And he is soooooooo raving mad that he has to wait till Thursday to go notify his bank officially. Over 1.2m wiped out. He sent emails.
“But that’s not why the person sent me the messages. It was to bring to my notice, that Karma is a female dog. The person who sent the WhatsApp messages had also sent some munched comments, on a post, that the victim of the scam had posted, just last month. The victim saw my post about the yahoo boys and how they were driving people to their graves because of their criminal activities, took offence and defended the boys.
“One of his comments said I should go and talk to government and leave the Yahoo boys alone. He was on another blog, calling me names. Then he came to my Instagram page and went ballistic.
“Fast forward to today. I didn’t even know many ATMs were down yesterday. I had instructed some transfers to be done and was upset they were not done. Transfers were not going. But as God no dey sleep, while transfer from other accounts were not going, this person who abused me and called me names, for saying, taking money from people’s account was stealing, HIS OWN ACCOUNT RESPONDED TO ATM. You see, God said when there is a casting Down… When other ATM transfers failed, this person Who asked “Mr Ali Baba, ***********, is it your money? Go and face your ******* career”, his own was alive.
“So now, he is crying up and down. The sister in law, who sent me all his comments, said he is devastated. And has not eaten since he found out his account was flushed. I am not following him. More So, I have blocked him.
“But lass lass, him go dey ok. It’s not the end of the world. How much is N1.2m sef? Shebi they cleared one woman’s retirement payment? He is Still young. Let him not report. These things happen. There is no work. Because if there was work, no young man like him will be stealing from him. “