Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has appealed to parents and influencial personalities to prevail on the youth to stop cyber-crime.

He made the appeal in Abuja during a chat with State House correspondents after his meeting with President Buhari.

He lamented that such criminal activities were smearing the good image of Nigeria thereby scaring away the much-needed foreign investors to boost the economy.

Efcc boss during the interview with state house correspondents

Describing cyber-crime as a huge problem for the country, the EFCC boss noted that last month alone, about 300 cyber criminals were arrested across the country.

Abdulrasheed Bawa urged cyber-criminals to heed the call dissuading them from crime, as the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on anyone arrested.

He said the EFCC would by the first of June demand the declaration of assets of bankers in accordance with the Bank Employees Declaration of Asset Act to determine the level of compliance of the line drawn for them.

He hinted that during their meeting with President Buhari, they reviewed the procedures being used by the Commission to execute its mandate, and that it was agreed upon that more effective methods be deployed to achieve quick results.

Bawa said President Buhari had expressed satisfaction with the progress the Commission had so far made, and assured Nigerians that they would vigorously fight to make the country free from financial crime.


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