If you’re an active social media user, you should be aware that media personality, Noble Igwe, has been trending – especially on Twitter – and it has to do with his recent tweets where he charged the country’s anti-graft agency to wield the big stick on internet fraudsters.
This is coming barely hours after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested over 12 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ during a raid at Club 57 in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.
Noble, a co-founder of 360nobs, had tweeted that:
“EFCC needs to have a waiter stationed at every club within Lekki & VI. After last night,club owners are going to record low sales and Uber drivers will be busy tonight.
“Online stores and stores on Admiralty/Fola Osibo are used for money laundering.
“Armed robbers on instagram are regarded as G boys but in reality, their’s a different type of stealing.
“People steal and then turn around to blame the government for making them criminals.
“Anyone that defends a criminal is a criminal and while we have a list for people advocating rape culture, we should also have one for such people.
“An armed robber is an armed robber. You are a thief armed with a computer.”
However what Noble tweeted didn’t go down well with popular Instagram comedian, Abisoye Olukoya Michael, better known as Oyemykke.
Oyemykke, who is also a motivational speaker, took to his social media accounts to hurl insult at Noble, accusing him of snitching.
— oyèmykke (@Oyemykkee) May 12, 2018
This has now left Twitter rowdy as Nigerians have begun to weigh in on the matter.
While a section is in support of Noble Igwe’s opinion, others are angry at the media personality for ‘shaking that table.’
See tweets below:
EFCC should just calm down, search the Timeline for those Dragging and bashing Noble Igwe..
Na them be that
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— Trouble Maker ? (G.O) (@RovielOfficial) May 12, 2018
Abeg Wetin Noble Igwe Do, Wey vex this Man like this? ????? pic.twitter.com/2oGSZJV3dq
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) May 12, 2018
Since Oyemykke has decided to react ‘stupidly’ to Noble Igwe’s anti-fraud tweets, he’s opened himself up to some questions.
What does Oyemykke do? What’s his livelihood? How is he able 2 afford such fancy high-rise apt in London? Def not with his IG videos.
Baba na Linis??
— Övie (@OvieO) May 12, 2018
Noble Igwe is shaking tables and it’s overdue to be honest, but a crassly flawed methodology cost him points big time. He generalized big time and that in itself is where the issue is…
**Fraudsters are Fraudsters no matter which glasses you use to see them… pic.twitter.com/0g5LPqmdJH
— ? DaddyMo ? (@officialdaddymo) May 12, 2018
You know your Country is finished when fully grown, bearded men make videos to defend criminals and money launderers.
But lets miss the point, Noble Igwe is the enemy.
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) May 12, 2018
Why do we like to ignore the message and attack the messenger?
Noble Igwe made valid points. But according to Twitter, he is not entitled to his opinion.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) May 12, 2018
Oyemike is angry tha noble igwe called out fraudsters . Misplaced anger..instead of being angry at the snitch, shouldn’t we be angry at the thief!??
— IG: bawzz_lady (@Bawzz_lady) May 12, 2018
Just watched Oyemykke’s video on Noble Igwe.
Nigerians have a love-hate relationship with crime especially fraud.
People justify 419,Yahoo etc cos it sustains artist’s careers, families & the less privileged.
Same people condemn govt corruption.
Its confusing & hypocritical.
— Renzel (@FoluShaw) May 12, 2018