Yahoo Yahoo: Simi Defends Noble Igwe’s Actions


Nigerian blogger, Noble Igwe stirred commotion on Twitter recently when he called on Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to add more efforts in tracking down and arresting fraudulent criminals.

The commission on Friday raided a nightclub at Ikoyi, Lagos and arrested at least 12 suspected “Yahoo Boys”.

The popular blogger, who welcomed the action, also advised the commission should also investigate businesses  used as fronts to cover up fraudulent dealings within the metropolis.

However, his comments were not pleasant to some social media users, while award-winning artiste Simi backed him.

See her status on Instagram: “We complain about how the rest of the world sees and treats us. They hear ‘Nigeria’ and the first thing that comes to mind is ‘fraudster’ they are afraid to let us in their countries, our passport makes them extra search us at the airport etc..

“It makes me feel so sad and ashamed because our potential is so rich and so overlooked and honestly truly thought we all felt that way.

“So I’m genuine surprised that anyone is rooting for this BS. Is scamming people now ok?

“Did I miss something? Why are there so many people defending it against Noble, am I crazy because if we are thinking like this, don’t we deserve whatever mess we find ourselves in?” 

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