‘Don’t Rent Out to Yahoo Boys,’ Kogi Govt Warns Landlords, Hoteliers 

Jerry Omodara

The government of Kogi state on Monday warned landlords and hoteliers in the state against renting their properties to internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo Boys.

The State Security Adviser, Navy Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd), issued the warning while featuring on “State of Kogi”, a Radio Kogi audience participatory programmer.

He warned landlords that their houses risks demolition if they continue to give the apartments to Yahoo Boys.

According to him, security agencies will soon go after hotels used by Yahoo Boys, saying appropriate sanctions will be handed to affected hospitality facilities.

He revealed that government, in partnership with security agencies, have identified houses built with proceeds of criminal activities and those housing men of the underworld, insisting that such houses would soon be demolished.

Omodara said urged resident to assist government and security agencies with necessary information to arrest internet fraudsters in the state.

While commending the effort of Governor Usman Ododo in tackling insecurity, Omodara called on companies and well-to-do individuals to assist government by donating to the State Security Trust Fund.

He stated that security agencies and local hunters have been directed to arrest or gun down anyone carrying arms in the forest.


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