How To Recognise A Youth Involved In Cyber Crime, EFCC Reveals
- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has expressed worry over the high rate of cybercrime in the country
- Usman Muktar, the Ilorin zonal commander, the agency had experienced an increased number of arrests of Nigerian youths involved in internet fraud
- The commission urged parents and stakeholders to discourage the youths from engaging in internet fraud
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FCT, Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has bemoaned the high rate of cybercrime among youths in the country.
Punch reports that the commission enjoined parents and stakeholders to discourage the youths from internet fraud.
Legit.ng gathered that the EFCC, Ilorin zonal commander, Usman Muktar, said the agency had witnessed an increasing number of arrests of Nigerian youths in cybercrime in recent times.
He, however, charged parents to ask their children questions about sources of their wealth.
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Muktar, while speaking to newsmen, said:
“When your children, who are in schools stop asking you money for upkeep or driving expensive cars, parents should ask questions.
“Unfortunately, some parents support these youth in internet fraud. They say it’s oyinbo money. How does that turn to be your money?."
He noted that the task of fighting economic and financial crimes is painstaking and broad-based and should be embraced by the entire society.
Also, on Thursday, August 26, the commission arraigned one Ibeana Chukwudi Peter before Justice Ibiora Atuegwu Egwuate of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on a two-count charge for allegedly obtaining the sum of eight million, seven hundred thousand Naira (N8,700,000.00) by false pretence, EFCC report further indicates.
The convicts were Israel Justin, Lucky Ebhogie, Precious Iwuji, Margaret Sylvester and Richman Kas Godwin.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested a man, Ladeji Kelvin Babatunde, who reportedly impersonated the agency for his selfish interest.
It was reported that a statement by the Commission on its official Instagram page, revealed that Babatunde reportedly defrauded yahoo boys (internet fraudsters) of more than N38 million.
The anti-graft agency stated that he collected the money as a bribe from them as a way to save them from arrest by the commission.