After the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) warned landlords that renting out their apartments to online fraudsters would result in a 15-year prison sentence, reactions followed.
The news was announced by the EFCC on its Instagram account.
The post read: “Okay now! What a juicy topic! E go, sweet wella! Landlord way yaho-boy dey stay for him house, my people, na 15 years imprisonment for the landlord o! E don set!’’
This most recent decision comes as the agency recently cracked down on online scammers due to the growth of their activities, particularly in Nigeria’s satellite cities.
Now that they have become wealthy, the scammers publicly display it by boastfully spending and threatening the neighborhood.
Innocent folks must endure a lot in order to win the trust of investors as a result of these activities, which have stereotyped Nigerians and placed the nation on the “red list.”
Nigerians have reacted differently to the edict, though, with some speculating as to whether or not landlords can determine whether a potential renter is a scam.
Marcus: “So Land Lords are now detectives to know who is Yahoo boy and not… You guys beta do your Jobs and leave landlords out of this”
Sean John: “Yes I support this, landlords should do due diligence in finding out the source of income of their tenants, it doesn’t cost much. These yahoo boys are a menace abeg, they should just create a community for them, my former house, they always hold loud parties, different orgies with those secondary school hood rats in the area, and smoke Igbo publicly. Abeg, I like this mandate by the EFCC, although they should still hold politicians accountable, but this is a step in the right direction…. I dey vex because I have just been scammed of 20k, this afternoon via Twitter, abeg this yahoo boys menace is growing in different dimensions abeg. Landlords will fish them out easily.”
Iraloren: “They are looking for opportunity to steal people’s properties and sell it and share the money. With the style of this country Nigeria can never develop and the top guys will keep stealing for the poor men looking for they daily bread. I thank God say I suji to Japa”
Idgaf: “EFCC what happens to a father who is happily married with his children and has a good job and lives with his wife and children. Then you find out that one or two of his kids are into fraud. How do you work that out since the landlord rented out the house to their father and not the kids”
Bassey Edet: “EFCC ARE NOT SERIOUS, SO IF SOMEONE COME TO RENT A HOUSE, YOU WILL ASK HIM IF HE IS A YAHOO YAHOO BOY WHAT A COUNTRY OF FOOLS.”
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