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Underage Boys Open Accounts, Get Drivers’ Licences For Fraud – EFCC

Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has revealed that underage boys who’re into web fraud popularly referred to as yahoo yahoo do age declaration to allow them open financial institution accounts and get driver’s licences to expend their proceeds from the crimes and have additionally vowed to go after authorities companies and people that concern the papers for the fraudulent declarations.

The zonal director of the EFCC in command of Edo, Delta and Ondo states, Effa Okim, said this in Benin Metropolis whereas on a courtesy go to to the Edo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by Comrade Festus Alenkhe the place he additionally revealed that Edo State was second to Lagos by way of convictions regardless of the small measurement of the state.

Okim stated mother and father who usually declare that their kids are underage when convicted would additionally go in for it for his or her complicity within the forgery of paperwork.

He stated, “Crime, what we name yahoo yahoo is seen in our streets. If you stroll on our streets, while you go to our accommodations per second you see these boys and it’s so seen that it’s disturbing and along with being seen.

“The statistics that we have now is that Edo is after Lagos by way of conviction, it requires concern as a result of by way of measurement, Edo just isn’t however have a look at the slant on the extent of convictions, it isn’t a superb popularity and for me, Edo is just too nice within the Nigerian historical past to be lowered to that stage by way of criminality.

“If you hear {that a} 12-year-old boy has been despatched to jail, that in legislation he’s not imagined to go as a result of he’s underage nevertheless it occurs right here actually because they go and agree with some authorities and do age declaration stating that they’re eighteen simply to allow them to open account and put their felony buildings in place and on the finish when they’re arrested, their father will come and say their kids are underage.

“We’re asking them the place have been you when he obtained his driver’s license, the place have been you when your underage son opened an account as a result of within the Nigerian legislation an underage can not open an account, the place have been you when your son was spending cash in an irresponsible method?”

He stated the fee consistent with its mandate and imaginative and prescient was able to associate with the media “to scale back the visibility of crime on our streets.”

On his half, Alenkhe urged the brand new zonal director to keep up an open-door coverage to at all times make data obtainable to journalists.


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