An Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Abayomi Shogunle, has advised internet fraudsters relocating from Lagos state to stop the fraudulent business as the long arms of the law will catch up with them anywhere they relocate to.
Shogunle stated this in a tweet via his Twitter handle, @yomishogunle, on Saturday, May 12.
The tweet: “To All Yahoo Yahoo Boyz relocating from Lagos State because of fear of going to jail over #FinancialCrime:
You can run ♀️ but you can’t hide, the long arm of the law will catch up with you anywhere you run to as long as you indulge in illegal activities.
Shogunle’s tweet followed the viral reports that the EFCC apprehended 12 internet fraudsters popularly called “Yahoo boys” at Club 57 on Friday, 11.
A statement by the EFCC said its operatives stormed the popular Club 57 on Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, where the suspected ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ were rounded up, following intelligence report.
Reacting to the EFCC’s latest raid as well, a Nigerian Twitter user, Noble Igwe, advised the anti-graft agency to look into nightclubs along certain streets in Lagos, claiming that some of the clubs serve as fronts for money laundering.
Igwe, with the Twitter handle @Nobsdaslushhkid, mentioned some popular stores that are allegedly used for money laundering.
He also claimed that some record label companies, car, and property selling businesses are major 419/fraud fronts.
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