I don’t like arresting Yahoo boys – EFCC boss, Magu


The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu said he nurtured distaste for arresting internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo boys.

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Magu stated this against the backdrop of the ongoing prosecution of singer, Naira Marley, for internet fraud by the anti-graft agency during an interactive session with showbiz personalities in Abuja on Thursday.

The EFCC boss while seeking for his guests’ support in the fight against financial crimes hinted his dislike for bringing Yahoo boys to book, adding that his hands are tight.

“I don’t like arresting them, but what can we do, we have to do our job,” Magu said.

He pleaded to the artistes to use their trades to propagate good values and discourage crimes saying, “You have a very wide reach, so lend us your voices, please let your works propagate and promote integrity and the right values.”

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