Stay away from ‘Yahoo boys’, EFCC tells students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has appealed to youths, particularly students, to distance themselves from criminal activities capable of disrupting their future.

Mr. Isyaku Sharu, Head of the commission’s zonal office in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, made the appeal on Tuesday while addressing students at University of Ilorin.

Sharu said the call became necessary following the increasing pervasiveness of cybercrime, otherwise called “Yahoo-Yahoo”, among youths.

He said many suspects being investigated for crime were students of several institutions of higher learning across Nigeria.

Sharu said the commission would stop at nothing in the eradicating the scourge.

He said he was particularly disturbed by the high number of students involved in swindling of innocent individuals and organisations of their hard-earned resources.

Sharu charged students not to be enchanted by the get-rich-quick syndrome.

The EFCC Zonal Head explained that the laws guiding the activities of his Commission have no respect for suspects’ age.

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