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“It’s not true, Yahoo Boys are not our only target” – EFCC Chairman



"It's not true, Yahoo Boys are not our only target" – EFCC Chairman

Ola Olukoyede, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the security agency is not concerned about internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo boys, but have their eyes on other criminal activities in the country.

In a statement released by the agency’s spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, on Monday, Olukoyede said the commission will not only go after Yahoo boys, but also after mega thieves as well.

He vowed to lead a broad-based and holistic anti-graft war that would deal with anyone linked with any form of economic and financial crimes.

The EFCC chairman provided the assurance during an Anti-Corruption Concert held in Abuja, aimed at raising awareness and encouraging public participation in the battle against internet crimes.

In a stern warning, he urged young people to steer clear of internet-related offences, emphasising the severe consequences that come with being convicted for such crimes.


Olukoyede said; “We will not spare anyone. We will not spare the mega thieves. As we are doing the mega, we will also do those at the lower end. In the last two months, we have arraigned two former governors.

So, it is not true that we are only focused on internet fraudsters. Of course, internet fraud is bad enough but our focus is on every form of economic and financial crimes.

Youths need to know that being ex-convicts has career limitations. Ex-convicts can’t run for public offices, the stigma alone is even terrible. I urge you to avoid internet crimes by all means. Your future is more important than any immediate gains from such crimes”.

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