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  • News - South West - Lagos
  • Updated: January 18, 2024

Why EFCC should reform 'Yahoo Boys' — Expert

 Why EFCC should reform 'Yahoo Boys' — Expert

A cyber-security specialist, Chidiebere Ihediwa has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to devise methods of re-orientating arrested educated internet fraudsters (aka Yahoo Boys) to become information technology specialists.

According to him, this strategy is better, rather than allowing them to languish in detention or undergo destructive dissolution.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ihediwa, also a software developer, made the call on Wednesday during an award ceremony in his honour at the Police Officers Mess, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.

According to him, knowledge can be categorised into two – positive and negative.

He explained that even if there were many educated young men among the cyber fraudsters, their inherent knowledge was at variance with the ideal positive knowledge needed for societal development.

The cyber-security specialist pointed out that re-directing the knowledge of the Yahoo boys to meaningful ventures would be of great advantage to the nation.

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