The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to clamp down on internet fraudsters, also known as ‘Yahoo boys’.
Naija News reports that the country’s anti-graft agency made this known in a post via its Facebook page on Wednesday following the recent surge in reported cases of ritual killings in the country.
The EFCC stated that it will intensify efforts to arrest all internet fraudsters denting the image of the country, adding its agents will go after them no matter the sacrifices they offer or rituals they perform.
According to the anti-graft agency, it has come to its attention that Yahoo boys now go spiritual, offering sacrifices and performing rituals in order to make money.
The EFCC wrote: “No going back on the onslaught against yahoo-yahoo or yahoo-plus, whatever nomenclature. Give up, or give in. The Eagle will get you anytime, anywhere! #Eagleseries57 #EFCC #stopyahooyahoonow.
“Yahoo boys now going Spiritual. Even doing money Ritual and making it the new Usual. We will come for those individual(s). Tell them, it won’t be business as usual.”
In other news, a 20-year-old, man, Mai Goni, has allegedly hacked his father to death with a pestle in Yobe.
The incident occurred at Masaba, Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State on Tuesday at about 7:30pm.
The state command’s spokesman, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, said the deceased suffered a head injury as a result of the attack and was pronounced dead by a doctor in the hospital.
He said the suspect fled the scene after the crime and the police were making efforts to apprehend him and make sure justice is served.