GIST: Aisha Yesufu Reacts As EFCC Hires Social Media Influencer Arrested For Fraud To Sensitize Corps Members

Aisha Yesufu and Adeherself

Gist: Yesufu Reacts As Hires Influencer Arrested For To Sensitize Corps Members

Human rights Activist Yesufu, has reacted to the action of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission () in engaging the services of a influencer, Adedamola Adewale, better known as Adeherself, to sensitize serving corps members on the dangers of cybercrime.

Naijafreshgist reported that Adeherself, who standing trial for the N7.9 million case, was accused of being a ‘picker' in a cyber fraud after the EFCC first arrested her in June 2020 during a raid.

The anti-graft agency subsequently arraigned the social media influencer on a one-count charge of possessing fraudulent documents with intent to defraud.

In February 2023, the agency amended the charges and re-arraigned her on a three-count charge of conspiracy to obtain money by false pretences, attempt to obtain money by false pretences and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct.

However, in a twisted turn of events, the anti-graft agency said the defendant was a stakeholder in the anti-graft war and further engaged her to admonish corps members to shun cybercrime.

The EFCC, in a post on the social media platform, X, said Adewale (Adeherself) was a speaker during a sensitization programme organized by the commission at the orientation camp in Iyana Ipaja, .

Reacting to the development, Yesufu said is not an issue in , considering it is also done to a large extent by prominent personalities, adding that only petty is criminalized.

Quoting a tweet, she wrote: “In , crime is not the issue as long as it is done big time. Petty crime is what is criminalized.”

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