The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has debunked the claim that its agency has promised to reward anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of a Yahoo Boy a sum of One Million Naira (N1,000,000).
EFCC disclosed this in a thread of tweets posted via its official verified Twitter handle @officialEFCC.
EFCC reacted to the tweet: “The promo with #Efcc and #beagoodcitizen states, “If you have a Yahoo Yahoo boy as Family, Friend or Relative, Kindly hand them over to us, and get a Massive reward of 1million naira.”
The Commission declared that EFFC will investigate and bring anyone behind the promotion of the hashtags to book and serve such a person the deserved punishment.
EFCC added that it is necessary to clear air about the issues because its commission have been receiving phone calls from citizens wanting to cash in on notices in the social media by fraudsters promising a reward of One Million Naira (N1,000,000) for friends, family and relatives of yahoo boys who hand them over to the EFCC.
The Commission stated that misleading info is alien to the EFCC, and the general public, therefore, advised to disregard them.
Promoters of the hashtags are currently under surveillance and every effort will be made to bring them to justice, EFFC said.
Scam Alert: EFCC Not Offering N1m Reward to Yahoo Yahoo Informants pic.twitter.com/EeatX8UyTS
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) May 7, 2021