The Nigeria Police Force has said that it’s been punishing officers who work with internet fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin who admitted that some officers connive with yahoo boys in a chat with Daily Trust on its Twitter Spaces on Wednesday June 15, disclosed that anytime such offenders are caught, they are dealt with severely.
“In every organisation, you would have those officers that would always undermine the efforts of the organisation. I’ve heard about officers working in cahoot with internet fraudsters. These officers are treated worse than the internet fraudsters.
“If a law enforcement officer engages in a crime, he receives more punishment than an ordinary citizen because he is expected to know more.
“All the time when we get to know about such officers, they are severely dealt with.”
Hundeyin urged the public to provide the force with information whenever they hear of such cases.