Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has declared war on internet scammers, otherwise called Yahoo boys.
To stop the excesses of the many web scammers ‘rampaging’ within the state, Abiodun said Ogun would soon set up its financial crimes agency to deal decisively with internet fraud and unlawful monetary deals, especially those that pertain to kidnapping.
While also stressing his resolve to wage war against kidnappers, Abiodun divulged that his government was dealing with federal companies and its Oyo State counterpart to secure the border lines.
Recall that some visitors were recently kidnapped by shooters in military uniform along the Lagos-Ibadan highway, with millions of Naira paid as ransom prior to they were launched.
To put an end to this, Abiodun relaunched the state joint security clothing, codenamed OP-MESA on Friday.
Throughout the event held at the Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the guv worried that his administration would not fold its arms and enable the state to be understood for the incorrect factors.
“The other day, I was in a conference in Abuja and in presence was the Chairman of EFCC. Unfortunately, he stated to me that Ogun State tops the list on ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’. In my response, I said I am not surprised since Ogun State is the education capital of this nation and you will discover such universities around and he concurred with me.
“We have decided that we will establish our State Commission that will be targeted towards removing these sorts of monetary criminal offenses. Our state commission will work together with the Federal Commission so that we do not inhabit that false location in this location.
“We would like to occupy the very first in numerous locations, but not in fraud and Yahoo Yahoo.
Speaking on kidnapping along the Ogun-Oyo corridors, Abiodun exposed that he had consulted with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to “collectively collaborate in the area of supplying security at the border posts” between the 2 states.
He added that Makinde had concluded plans to be in Ogun with his group of police architecture, for an intend on how to fish out the hoodlums.