July 14, 2024

Kogi govt threatens to pull down houses, hotels occupied by Yahoo Boys

The Kogi State Government has threatened to demolish houses occupied by internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys in the state.

The State Security Adviser, retired Commander, Jerry Omodara gave the warning when he appeared on Monday’s edition of the “State of Kogi” a Radio Kogi Audience Participatory programme which was monitored by DAILY POST in Lokoja.

Omodara said the government needed the assistance of the public in the Area of provision of information to arrest internet fraudsters in the state.

He said security agencies will soon go after hotels used by yahoo boys to perpetrate crime. ”It should be noted that appropriate sanctions will be handed to those harbouring the fraudsters”.

The State Security Adviser cautioned landlords against giving their houses to “Yahoo Boys”, pointing out that such structures will also be pulled down.

According to him, the government in partnership with security agencies have identified houses built with proceeds of criminal activities and those housing men of the underworld would soon be demolished.

He stated that Security Agencies and local hunters have been directed to arrest or gun down anyone carrying arms in the forest.

The Security Adviser while commending the effort of Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo in tackling insecurity, called on companies and well-to-do individuals to assist the government by donating to the State Security Trust Fund.

DAILY POST gathered that the activities of internet fraudsters in Kogi State have been on the rise, prompting the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, to arrest many earlier this year.

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