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SocialMediaTrends: House ‘yahoo boys’ & risk 15yrs in jail — EFCC’s warning to landlords stirs uproar



Nigerians have taken to social media to express their opinions on the new warning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to house owners in Nigeria.

The antigraft Commission warned that landlords may risk 15 years in jail for renting houses out to internet fraudsters, popular called “Yahoo boys.”

The stern warning comes as the Commission prepares for the next edition of its public conversation series tagged, “ #EFCCConnect,” slated for Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 by 6pm on Twitter Space.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that “Give your house to Yahoo boys, spend 15 years in jail” is the topic for this year’s edition on the forum.

The commission’s Deputy Director, Legal and Prosecution, Sylvanus Tahir and Assistant Director, Legal and Prosecution, Cosmos Ugwu will be addressing the topic.

Some Nigerians have found it funny and others were curious as to how the stern warning would materialize.

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…By Hamzat Rasheed

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