Reports have been making the rounds online for quite some time now claiming that men/internet fraudsters known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ are on the prowl for female panties to be used by ritualists.
Various ladies have now revealed what they do to prevent falling victims to the alleged pant thieves/ritualists.
“As a rule now in my house, we pour anointing oil and sprinkle holy water on our pants before wearing them because of Yahoo Boys”. With these words, Alero, a female resident of Ubeji area of Warri, told Sunday Vanguard her family’s strategy to escape ritualists on the prowl in Delta State.
It was gathered that undies, particularly of girls between the ages of 16 to 32, are hot cakes for use by ritualists. One pant, according to some residents, sells for as high as two hundred and fifty thousand naira. The price can be higher when the ‘boys’ confirm “ through science that the girl has not done any abortion”, Esther, another resident in the area, said.
The pants are allegedly used for money ritual. “After they finish with the pants, their owners will lose their wombs which is the real ritual”, Esther added. Alero, who lives with her parents, said she has three adult sisters. The anointing oil and holy water, according to her, had the capacity to neutralize any evil plan of Yahoo Boys on their pants.
For Tamera, a charming lady in her late 20ts on Jakpa Road, she and her mother no longer hang their underwears on the rope outside the flat in the compound where they live. “Because of Yahoo Boys, we no longer hang our underwears on ropes outside the flat in our compound”, she said .
“We live with five other tenants in our compound . There are boys in the compound too. Since we heard the news, we have been hanging our pants in the bathroom; whether they get dry or not is no longer the issue. We sometimes use hot iron on them to get properly dry”. When asked if they also handled their braziers in like manner, her response was spontaneous, “Yes o. No difference between pants and braziers. We hide them very well now. Ladies pants na mega bucks for Warri”.