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22 ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ Convicted In Edo – EFCC



The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has secured conviction of 22 persons who were involved in ‘yahoo yahoo’ within its operational base in the last one year.

It said millions of naira were recovered from fraudsters who want to reap where they did not sow.

Head of the Benin Zone, Mr. Mailafia Yakubu, who spoke to a newsmen after a road walk to mark this year’s World Anti-Corruption Day said other fraudsters would soon be convicted.

Yakubu said the Commission was working out modalities to curb vote buying in next year’s general elections.

He explained that the road show was to emphasize on the need for Nigerians to continue to draw attention to  the ills of corruption and why we should collaborate in combating this menace.

According to him, “Corruption and its twin evil,  economic and financial crimes have ravaged our nation and it evidence in the decayed infrastructures and other basic amenities.

“It is the bane of our development.  It is the reason our power supply is epileptic; It is the reason our country is still touted as a potentially great nation even after many years of sovereign statehood.”



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