Mothers of ‘yahoo boys’ will be jailed if found guilty

Still on the subject of cybercrime and money laundering in Nigeria, the Deputy Commissioner in-charge of the Lagos State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti Street, Yaba, Lagos, Mrs Yetunde Longe, has sent a warning to mothers of online fraudsters known as ‘yahoo boys’ that they would be jailed along with their sons if they are found guilty by the court of Law.

The Deputy Commissioner, Longe’s warning came in the wake of a social media report that some mothers of online fraudsters had formed an association known as ‘Association of Yahoo Boys Mothers’.  This is really coming as a shock just after the recent arrest of Mompha and the school raid. It is therefore shocking to most Nigerians that instead of these so-called criminals to go underground, they are even birthing a new association.

The SCIID bosses reacting to the sudden report yesterday, 6th November 2019, on a Lagos Television (LTV) programme, made it known that the ‘Association of Yahoo Boys Mothers’ remains a hear-say until police Investigation finds something different and says otherwise.

“But if this news suddenly turns out to be true and it is legally proven by the police and the economic and financial crimes commission that the mothers are in any way involved or provided any form of support to the crime, that makes them instant accomplices and co-conspirators, and they would be made to face the full wrath of the law,” she added.

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