'Stay away from Yahoo-Yahoo' - Ibrahim Magu warns Nigerian students

'Stay away from Yahoo-Yahoo' - Ibrahim
Magu warns Nigerian students

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, Ibrahim Magu has urged Nigerian students to
desist from cyber crimes, popularly referred to as Yahoo -
yahoo and all other forms of internet-related offences that
could derail their destinies.
Magu stated this on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 while
delivering a lecture at the University of Ilorin on the dangers
of internet fraud.

The EFCC boss who was represented by Head, Advance Fee
Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences, Ilorin Zonal Office,
Olamide Sadiq said anyone caught for offences bordering on
internet fraud would be detained, prosecuted and jailed.
According to him, "if you use pictures that do not
belong to you just with intent to defraud someone,
it is impersonation. You have committed an
offence that carries five years imprisonment.
"I am emphasising to you on the need to desist
from cyber crimes. If you are found to be in
possession of fraudulent documents, you have
committed a criminal offence which has a great
consequence."The EFCC boss informed the
students that the Commission has special powers
to cause investigations into anyone or corporate
body, suspected to have participated in economic
and financial crimes."
When it comes to issue of internet fraud, Section 7
of the EFCC Act gives a special power to the
Commission to investigate anyone suspected to
have committed internet crimes. "A police officer
can arrest an internet fraudster and bring him/her
to the Commission. If we find out that the person is
innocent, we will allow him or her to go."

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