EFCC to rehabilitate arrested internet fraudsters


Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu says the anti-graft agency is considering rehabilitating arrested internet fraudsters.

Magu announced this on Thursday while delivering a paper entitled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in Nigeria’, at the third all administrators national conference of the Chartered Institute of Administration, in Lagos.

He said internet fraudsters can be useful to the agency in the future, adding that they will be rehabilitated.

The anti-graft agency chair also revealed that it is collaborating with ECOWAS member-states to ensure that cross-border criminals are prosecuted.

“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’,” he said.

“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 also also highlighted some of teh sucesses recorded by the agency since it was established. He says an increase in the agency’s zonal offices from seven in 2009 to eighteen in 2018 has helped increase the number of convictions secured by the agency.

According Magu, the EFCC has secured  614 convictions between January and September.

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