EFCC to establish cybercrime research centre

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Abuja, April 1, 2024 – The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) is to establish a cybercrime research centre as part of efforts to launch a broad-based and holistic anti-graft war in the country.

Its Chairman Ola Olukayode, said the Commission would not spare anyone linked with economic and financial crimes henceforth.

Dele Oyewale, EFCC spokesperson, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, that the EFCC boss said these in Abuja at an anti-corruption Concert to create awareness and public involvement in the fight against internet crimes.

.“We will not spare anyone.  We will not spare the mega thieves.  As we are doing the mega, we will also do those at the lower end.

“In the last two months, we have arraigned two former governors.  So, it is not true that we are only focused on internet fraudsters.

“Of course, internet fraud is bad enough, but our focus is on every form of economic and financial crimes,”, he said.

He warned the youths against indulging in internet-related offences, saying that the consequences of being convicted for such crimes were grave.

“Youths need to know that being ex-convicts has career limitations.  Ex-convicts can’t run for public offices, the stigma alone is even terrible.

“I urge you to avoid internet crimes by all means.  Your future is more important than any immediate gains from such crimes,” he said.

Olukoyede said EFCC, under his watch, was deeply interested in giving youths a glorious and sustainable future and to this effect.

He said that to this effect, a cybercrime research centre was being planned in the new academy of the EFCC.

“The centre will involve youths in indepth research about the issue of cybercrime.  Their energies will be deployed toward profitable engagements,” he said.

He charged the youth to embrace hard work and diligence, stressing that the path to success was hard work and dignity.

“There is dignity in labour.  Let’s come together. All of us must come together and agree that corruption is evil. Don’t’ leave the fight to EFCC alone,” he said.

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