The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned landlords against renting their houses to “yahoo boys”.
‘Yahoo boys,’ in Nigerian, means young men who specialise in internet fraud.
According to the anti-graft agency, landlords who give out their houses to yahoo boys may face up to 15 years in prison.
The EFCC warning is contained in an e-flier schedule for a Twitter Spaces debate that the commission will host on June 29 (today) at 6pm.
“Be part of this interesting conversation as we discuss the implications of having your property in use by criminals, on the next edition of EFCC connect,” the flier reads.
It is unclear whether the EFCC intends to lobby for legislation to support the jail term for landlords who let their properties to internet fraudsters.
Earlier this year, the EFCC said “yahoo boys have gone spiritual”, promising to clamp down on their activities.
“Yahoo boys now going spiritual even doing money ritual and making it a new usual we will come for those individuals, tell them it won’t be business as usual,” EFCC had said.
“No going back on the onslaught against yahoo-yahoo or yahoo-plus, whatever nomenclature. Give up, or give in. The Eagle will get you anytime, anywhere.”