Kogi Govt. To Pull Down Houses Occupied by ‘Yahoo Boys’


From Emmanuel Adeyemi,

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 indication when he appeared on Monday’s edition of “State of Kog,” a Radio Kogi Audience Participatory programme

He said in recent times, the activities internet fraudsters in the State have been on the rise, promoting the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to arrest many earlier this year.

According to him, Security Agencies will soon go after hotels used by Yahoo Boys, saying appropriate sanctions will be handed to affected hospitality facilities.

Commander Omodara cautioned landlords against giving their houses to Yahoo Boys, pointing out that such structure will be pulled down after thorough investigation

According to him, Government in partnership with security agencies have identified houses built with proceeds of Criminal activities and those housing men of the underworld and 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, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo in tackling insecurity, called on Companies and well-to-do individuals to assist Government by donating to the State Security Trust Fund.

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