EFCC Sends Strong Message To Landlords

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EFCC

Sends Strong Message To Landlords

The Economic Financial Commission Commission (EFCC) has issued a strong warning to landlords that renting their properties to “Yahoo guys” could result in a 15-year prison sentence.

The Commission made this announcement ahead of the upcoming conversation in its open dialogue series, “#EFCCConnect,” which is slated to occur on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 6 p.m. on Twitter Space.

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Cosmos Ugwu, an assistant director of legal and prosecution, and Sylvanus Tahir, the commission’s deputy director of legal and prosecution, will speak on the topic of “Give your house to Yahoo boys, spend 15 years in jail” at the forum.

Remember how the EFCC frequently warned landlords and commercial real estate agents to keep their properties out of the hands of scammers and online criminals?

The EFCC’s chairman, , previously met with hotel owners in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara, to explain how they could work with the Commission to stop the spread of cybercrimes.

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The EFCC Zonal Commander, , expressed concern about what he called the “cold complicity by hotel entrepreneurs.”

Nzekwe charged some of the hoteliers with cooperating with alleged fraudsters by providing them with long-term housing and access to the internet.

The Act invalidates Section 3 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offenses Act, 2006, according to the official.

“The section provides for a prison term of between five and fifteen years without the option of a fine for any person who permits the use of his premises for any offence under the Act,” he said.

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According to Nzekwe, the law does not acknowledge the idea that hoteliers are businesspeople who are unable to identify fraudsters.

The EFCC had issued a warning to hotel owners advising them to always request proof of identification from guests and to ask about their occupation when checking them in.

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