The Acting Chairman of the Commission on Economic and Financial Crimes, Mr Ibrahim Magu, says the Agency is planning to rehabilitate young people involved in Internet fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo kids.
Magu claimed this in Lagos on Thursday, while presenting a paper entitled ‘ Strategic reform administration and creativity to curb corruption in Nigeria ‘ at the Third All Administrators National Conference of the Chartered Institute of Administration.
According to him, Internet fraudsters could be useful to the agency in future.
While speaking on collaboration between the Nigerian graft agency and other nations, Magu said EFCC had secured collaboration with ECOWAS member-states to aid in prosecution of cross-border crimes.
He stated, “So if you carry money from Nigeria and escape to Ghana, we will just call the men in Ghana and say, ‘arrange this man and keep him for me.
“This is what the Yahoo-Yahoo boys like to do. But we are planning to rehabilitate them because they can be useful to us in future.”
Magu said that the corruption agency had been able to secure 614 convictions between January and September. This was due to the jump in the Agency’s zoning offices from seven in 2009 to 18 in 2018.