The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared that landlords renting out their houses to internet fraudsters popularly called Yahoo boys, will face severe punishment.
The anti-graft agency said such landlords risk 15 years in jail if found guilty.
EFCC made this known via its official Twitter page on Monday ahead of its public awareness on the microblogging platform.
The forum, billed to hold on Wednesday at 6pm, is to create awareness on the new policy. The agency’s Deputy Director, Legal and Prosecution, Sylvanus Tahir, and Assistant Director Legal and Prosecution, Cosmos Ugwu, would be leading the discussion.
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“Be part of this interesting conversation as we discuss the implications of having your property in use by criminals, on the next edition of #EFCCConnect,” EFCC tweeted.
Be part of this interesting conversation as we discuss the implications of having your property in use by criminals, on the next edition of #EFCCConnect.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) June 27, 2022
Like flies to dung, Nigerians have since taken to the comment section to share their thoughts on the announcement. While some applauded the agency for the policy, others described the move as unnecessary.