Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has lamented that “seven out of 10 Nigerian students are involved in cybercrimes.
Olukayode expressed concerns over the alarming rate of Nigerian youth involved in cybercrimes while speaking with a delegation from Daar Communication PLC on Monday at EFCC headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
He said the practice of cybercrime has become a “menace and cankerworm” in society.
He said internet-related crime is so prevalent that “seven out 10 Nigerian students” are involved in it.
He, however, called on the media to design programmes aimed at enlightening youths on the evil of the crimes.
Olukoyede also called for a wider enlightenment of youths across the country on the consequences of internet fraud.
“We are looking towards Daar Communications to enlighten our youths on the evils of cyber crimes. It is worrisome that seven out of ten students today are involved in cyber crimes,” said Olukoyede.
Olukoyede Seeks Media Enlightenment of Youths in Fight Against Internet Fraud
Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede has called for wider media enlightenment of youths across the country on the effects of indulgence in internet… pic.twitter.com/8AUHcFuN0Q
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These are the youths we are preparing to be leaders of tomorrow. The media should not relent in enlightening them on the evils of such criminal practices”
Last month, the anti-graft agency arrested several students while raiding off-campus hostels of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
Up to 70 individuals were arrested as suspects of fraud-related offences.