Yahoo Boys’ Mothers Form Association In Lagos
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu says mothers of internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo boys have now formed Association.
The mothers, he said, formed “Yahoo Yahoo Mother’s Association”.
Magu revealed this while addressing journalists at Ikoyi office in Lagos on Thursday.
Pointing to the numerous cars parked in the surrounding, Magu said the cars were seized from the fraudsters, adding that, the commission would soon auction them.
The EFCC acting chairman also assured that the commission was doing everything possible to rehabilitate the young men for more productive lives.
He said, “We are looking at how we can rehabilitate the Yahoo boys; these are young boys, who have graduated, who are in the university. We want to see how we can sensitise them; how we can make them know that the Yahoo Yahoo business is wrong.
“And we are also appealing to their mothers. The parents of these children, they have formed an association of Yahoo Yahoo Mothers’ Association – Yes; they are there – Association of Mothers of Yahoo Yahoo Boys.
“Some of them will say the father did not do anything; these boys came, demolished the house and put up a new structure. If you see the cars that we have recovered, you will think that we are in the car business. These are all Yahoo Yahoo. All brands of cars – Jaguar, Rolls Royce.
“We want to correct them (Yahoo boys) so they can go back as responsible citizens; people who can be very useful; the knowledge can be utilised; we can bring back the knowledge and make it more be useful.
“We are prepared and we are not shying away from arresting and arraigning them, but we are thinking that we should find a way to manage them, so that they can be useful citizens. These are very intelligent boys; we can use their intellect for positive purposes for this country.”