Following the announcement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) informing landlords that they will bag a 15-year jail term if they rent out their apartment to internet fraudsters.
The EFCC revealed the development via its Instagram page.
The post read: “Okay now! What a juicy topic! E go, sweet wella! Landlord way yaho-boy dey stay for him house, my people, na 15 years imprisonment for the landlord o! E don set!’’
This latest directive is following the recent clampdown by the agency on internet fraudsters due to their increased operations, especially in Nigeria’s satellite towns.
The fraudsters now openly flaunt their wealth, boastfully spending and intimidating neighbors.
The effect of these actions has stereotyped Nigerians, putting them in a bad light and the country on the red list while innocent citizens have to go through a lot to gain investors’ trust.
However, the directive has been met with different reactions from Nigerians as some wonder if homeowners can tell if their prospective tenant is a fraudster.
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