X3M music songstress, Simi has weighed in on the trending topic on Internet fraud and whether or not law enforcement agents should be encouraged in their fight against fraudsters.
Some days ago, it was reported that Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials stormed a popular Lagos club and arrested tens of suspected Internet fraudsters aka yahoo boys. The story blew up after a popular blogger, Noble Igwe, exposed the cover fronts of yahoo boys and encouraged EFCC to investigate businesses like record label ownership, real estate management and the likes, via a tweet.
Almost immediately, social media went agog with the news that Noble Igwe ‘snitched’ on yahoo boys by exposing their schemes to the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This story has divided the Nigerian public between those for and against the blogger’s action.
Songstress, Simi who is known for using social media to share her views about societal issues, took to Instagram to join the conversation on Internet fraud and how we as a Nation should react to it. On her Instastory, Simi took a stand against Internet fraud. She stated that it has caused Nigeria a bad image on the global map and she questioned why anyone would even try to justify Internet fraud.