The acting Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Command, Mrs. Nkechi Rita Ude has called on Nigerian youths to shun cybercrime and other forms of criminality. Mrs. Ude made this call on Saturday while speaking on the topic "Cybercrime, Pathway to Destruction" at the Light of Divine Seed Ministries Inc, Benin City.

The acting Commander who was represented by the Head of Public Affairs, Williams Oseghale said cybercrime and other computer related fraud was not a sustainable way of life, adding that the Commission will continue to arrest and prosecute those involved. He said the Benin Command of the Commission has recorded over one hundred convictions and secured forfeiture of properties including cars and houses worth millions of naira. "If you are arrested, you will be prosecuted and convicted. You will be made to forfeit whatever is linked to you as proceeds of crime. If you are convicted, it debars you from securing employment with government ministries, departments and agencies. It will also stop you from contesting for election. So the consequences are grave".

She commended the church for organizing the programme to sensitize the youths.

The convener of the programme, Esosa Osaide said the essence of the programme was to bring to the fore the consequences of engaging in cybercrime because of the high number of youth involvement. "People see the glory, the cars and houses and think it is a good thing but we know that cybercrime is evil. And today we have heard and learnt about how destructive it is," he said.




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20 December, 2021