Ignorance, Being Uneducated Not An Excuse To Give Out Houses To Yahoo Boys, EFCC Tells Landlords

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, told landlords, caretakers that ignorance, being uneducated is not an excuse in bringing down the weight of the law against them for the use of their houses for internet fraud ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ or other criminal activities.

During a Twitter engagement, on Wednesday evening, officials of the EFCC said the burden was on landlords to carry out a thorough check of those who they intend to give out their properties to.

Deputy Director, Legal and Prosecution, EFCC, Sylvanus Tahir and Assistant Director, legal and Prosecution, Cosmos Ugwu, leading the conversation, said it was in the interest of landlords, caretakers to do a proper check, otherwise they would fall guilty of extant laws.

They also noted that it was important for landlords not educated to seek the services of those who are educated to assist them in asking relevant questions and verifying the particulars of those they want to let their houses to.

They explained that the commission was simply enforcing the provision of section 3 of Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006.

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