Ibrahim Magu, interim president of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, reacted to the arrest of Nigerian Instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.
Magu distanced himself from the EFCC since the arrest of Hushpuppi, saying that the commission was not involved.
Recall that the international police, Interpol, a few days ago had arrested Hushpuppi in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, in the United Arab Emirates.
Interpol in connection with the Federal Investigation Office, the FBI, had arrested Hushpuppi for alleged fraud.
He was accused of violating the United States and United States unemployed database and defrauding them of over $ 100 million for Native Americans in the battle against coronavirus.
Hushpuppi’s arrest sparked mixed reactions from the Nigerians. While some condemned him, others sympathized.
However, Interpol confirmed the arrest of Hushpuppi and claimed that Instagram celebrity would be extradited to Nigeria to face fraud charges.
However, the EFCC President in a conversation with Hangout of TVC News reporters on Friday evening said that the EFCC was ready to deal with the case if it was handed over to the Commission.
Magu also complained about the activities of Internet scammers popularly called Yahoo boys Yahoo.
According to Magu: “We are not yet involved in the Hushpuppi case, but if they give us this thing (details), we would help him.
“It’s not just about arresting, prosecuting and prosecuting scammers on the Internet and eliminating the proceeds of their crime, but we’re also trying to see if we can rehabilitate them.
“Because most of these children are university students or high school graduates so they can be better people for our country.
“The threat from Yahoo children is also cause for concern, we are collaborating with other law enforcement agencies.
Yahoo children have an association with their mothers who don’t feel that what their children are doing is actually a crime. It’s called the “Yahoo Yahoo Mothers Association”, a situation where the mother would go abroad and the baby would stay there and help them divert funds from credit card fraud.
“So we’re doing everything we can to stop the situation.”