The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to go after landlords who rent their houses to internet fraudsters popularly called Yahoo boys.
According to a post on the verified twitter handle of the commission, this development would be the focus of a forum of EFCC’s Legal and Prosecution Officers at the tenth edition of the commission’s Connect, coming up soon.
Meanwhile, the topic of the chat, ‘Give your house to Yahoo boys, spend 15 years in jail’, has generated reactions on social media.
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The EFCC had repeatedly warned owners of commercial properties against making them available to fraudsters.
Earlier in the month, the EFCC had reportedly met with hotel owners in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, where the Zonal Commander, Michael Nzekwe accused some of them of working with suspected fraudsters by housing them over a long period and making internet facilities available