Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to a statement released by the United States Department of Justice, that most of the 80 defendants, charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money, and aggravated identity theft are Nigerians.
According to the FBI, this is the “largest fraud” in US history. On the list released by the U.S Department of Justice, most prominent on the list are Nigerians from the eastern region, and this has stirred a bit of debate in the Nigerian online community.
See how Nigerians are reacting
Yahoo ni babalawo Ole ni everybody
That FBI indicted 80 Nigerians for fraud and majority of them turned out to be Igbo doesn’t mean it’s an Igbo thing. Majority of the fraud guys I’ve seen are Yoruba
We need to collectively fix Nigeria’s image not start a tribal war
— Pastor Ola ✨ (@Biisi96) August 23, 2019
If anyone ever mention that Nigerians are engaging in yahoo yahoo because of the poverty in the state i’d be visiting their house this morning.
You see these 80 Nigerians? They’d do yahoo in heaven if they get the chance.
It isn’t by force to be rich abeg. Be content or jailed. pic.twitter.com/YOLSPO5kln
— Abduljalal Musa Aliyu (@perplexed_ustaz) August 23, 2019
In case you missed it.
Just few days after the arrest of Invictus Obi, the FBI arraigned 80 Nigerians in connection to what they described as the “largest fraud” in US history!
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) August 23, 2019
Until every foreign country bans Nigerians from entry before our eyes will clear. Only Nigerians robbed a bank in Dubai, now 80 Nigerians arrested in USA for cyber scam, many still awaiting death sentence in Asian countries for drug trafficking. Abeg who curse us.
— nkem okwuhor (@NOkwuhor) August 22, 2019