Ghanaian actress Haillie Sumney has waded in on the ongoing debate on cybercrime, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo, in Nigeria.
Haillie raised concerns as about how the heightened conversation in the country saying it has the tendency to incite the interest of the youth in its sister country Ghana.
In a post on Snapchat, the actress, who plies her trade in Nollywood, entreated Nigerian’s not to affect her countrymen with the illegal act.
She wrote: “Biko you ppl keep this your Yahoo Yahoo to yourself in Naija and not corrupt our Ghanaian Youths o.”
There has been an intense debate about internet fraud in Nigeria in recent times with focus in on whether it is a good act and should be encouraged or not.
Haillie’s comments a few after she had claimed that celebrities from Africa risk contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) as a result of their seeming arrogant posture.
She posited that many African celebrities have multiple sexual partners but fail to protect themselves during sex.
“Many African actors stand the risk of contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV; I say this because African people can be very promiscuous and a lot of them do not believe in using condoms or using protection,” she said.
“They feel like they are ‘supermen’, and that HIV is not real. I have friends and I talk to them, especially my male friends and a lot of them say that they do not use protection because they do not like it and that is the only reason that they give.
“When you mention HIV, a lot of them act as if it does not exist. So I would say that a lot of them are susceptible to HIV and STDs.”
Born in Canada by a Ghanaian mother and French father, Haillie Sumney quit nursing to become an actress – a dream she had nursed since childhood.