The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described as fake claims that it issued a notice on social media promising financial reward for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of a ‘Yahoo Boy’.
The clarification was made in a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, on Friday.
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 wishes to state that this message is alien to the EFCC, and members of the public are enjoined to disregard them.
“Promoters of the hashtags are currently under surveillance and every efforts will be made to bring them to justice.
“While the Commission welcomes information that could lead to the arrest of cybercrime suspects, it has no policy of financial reward for such informants. The fight against corruption and other forms of economic crime is a patriotic duty and Nigerians are encouraged to embrace it with altruism,” the statement read.