EFCC Boss, Magu makes statement on Hushpuppi’s arrest


The acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, says the anti-graft agency is yet to be involved in the arrest of popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.

It was widely reported that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside some of his friends by International Police (Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged fraud.

But in an interview on TVC News Journalists Hangout, on Friday, Magu said the commission has not been briefed about the case, adding that if the commission is informed, it would assist.

He said, “We are yet to be involved in the case of Hushpuppi, but if they happen to give us this thing (details) we would assist.”

According to Magu, the commission is not all about arrest and prosecution of internet fraudsters but also involved in rehabilitating the suspects.

“We are not all about arresting, prosecuting and chasing of internet fraudsters, and taking away the proceeds of their crime, but we are also trying to see whether we can rehabilitate them.

“Because most of these boys are either undergraduate or graduate from higher institutions, so they can be better people to our country.

“The menace of Yahoo boys is also a course of concern, we are collaborating with other law enforcement agencies.

“Yahoo boys have an association with their mothers who do not feel what their children are doing is a crime actually. It is called the “Yahoo Yahoo Mothers Association, a situation where the mother would go abroad, and the child would stay there and help them siphon funds from credit card fraud.

“So we are doing everything possible to arrest the situation,” he added.

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  1. Magu should first show that he not selective in his so called fight against corruption,not a tool in d hands of those in power to silent d oppositions (though not supporting them) or shielding those in power like d current national chairman of APC,petition has been submitted but nothing is being done till day.until Magu and his commission do something about d petitions against oshiomhole they are only pretending,corrupt and deceiving themselves.

  2. But sir what are you people doing to create employments because all this boy’s join in yahoo because they are not employed, just like me I have been applying for jobs even the EFCC no way,so I think that’s what is pushing them to those criminal lifestyle, am a graduate but ride keke is it good when one join you will say is a crime.

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