The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had on Wednesday, January 29, arrested a landlord in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The 33 years old landlord was arrested alongside 10 of his tenants suspected to be yahoo boys.
The landlord was accused of providing shelter for the suspected yahoo boys and his house was seized by EFCC.
In a statement, EFCC said all the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
The commission also gave the names of the suspects as Adeyemo Mukthar, Henry Uchefu, Adeleke David, Lukeman Salam, Olafuyi Joseph, Usman Mustapha, Shorefire Ayokunmi, Abdulsalam Abubakar and Bashir Mohammed.
Nigerians have taken to social media to comment on the recent activities of the EFCC.
Johnson Kolinson wrote: Nigeria is the only country that called his youths internet fraudsters or Yahoo boys. No country has tarnished the reputation of her youths like Nigeria. It’s very shameful that Efcc degraded the institution so low by harassing innocent citizens who are enjoying in a night club.
Oscar Egbogu wrote: The laptop is a great source of wealth creation all over the world with innovations and new industries creating employment. In Nigeria however, its a stigma and a reason to be subject to police harassment and accusations of being a “yahoo boy” Ignorance is a disease.
ThankGod Ukachukwu wrote: Public sector is the highest contributor to the corruption in Nigeria but EFCC have spent 2015 till date chasing yahoo boys. They leave the sickness and go after the side effects. Their misplaced priority is why TI corruption index 2019 went from bad to worse.