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EFCC takes anti-cybercrime campaign to Davido’s father’s university

According to Mr Ubi, internet-assisted crimes are committed daily through fraudulent electronic mails, pornography, identity theft, hacking.

• April 30, 2021
Adeleke University gate and EFCC HQ

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission took its campaign against cybercrime to the Adeleke University, Ede.

The university is owned by music star Davido’s father, Adedeji Adeleke.

This is contained in a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson in Ibadan.

Ben Ubi, EFCC Head of Legal and Prosecution, Ibadan Zonal Office, who spoke at the sensitisation lecture, called on youths to shun all forms of cybercrime and lead the fight against corruption.

Mr Ubi urged the youths to apply their strength to the propagation of the anti-corruption crusade.

“Once youths take the leadership of the anti-corruption fight and apply their strength in its propagation, we are confident that many Nigerians will key into it, and our country will be the ultimate beneficiary.

“Cybercrime is an evil having its origin in the growing dependence on computers in modern life, especially during this COVID-19 Pandemic that is presently afflicting the society at large.

“We can no longer continue to shy away from the reality of the adverse implications of the dominance of cybercrime activities in our socio-cultural, political, and economic sphere,” he said.

According to Mr Ubi, internet-assisted crimes are committed daily through fraudulent electronic mails, pornography, identity theft, hacking, cyber harassment, spamming, and spoofing.

He called for more collaboration between educational institutions and the EFCC towards ensuring that students make meaningful impacts in their lives.

(NAN)

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