South East: EFCC Raises Alarm Over Increase In Cyber Crime

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is worried over the frightening dimension which cybercrime has assumed in the country, especially the South East.

The South East Zonal Head of the commission, Mr Usman Imam, expressed the worry on Friday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on the activities of EFCC in the first quarter of 2019.

Imam said that cases of cybercrime, popularly called ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ had become alarming in the zone.

“From investigations so far made, it is unfortunate that some parents are not only aware of their children’s involvements but even abet such terrible crime.

“What is very worrisome is that most of the perpetrators of this crime are either students of institutions of higher learning, graduates, youth corps members or secondary school students learning from their elders.

“To think that these criminals are those who will in future take up the responsibility of leading this country must certainly send shivers down the spine of…



Source: Leadership Newspaper