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Why EFCC asks teens to stop rationalizing crime

EFCC asks teens to stop rationalizing crime


Abdulkarim Chukkol, Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has urged young people across Nigeria to avoid cybercrime and the tendency to rationalize crime.

Chukkol made the allegation on Wednesday 16 August 2023 at a town hall meeting called “Nzuko Umu Ntorobia” (Youth Gathering) organized by the NGO Di Nma Forum at the Auckland Hotel (Ebeano Estate, Ogui , Enugu) organization.

Chukkol, speaking through the committee Enugu District Commander ACE1 Aliyu Nuhu Naibi, said: “You can’t choke yourself with a knife, when I try to stop you, you say look, another person chokes too, so let me yes.

“We’ve been talking to you young people through several campaigns like this one, but some of you don’t listen; instead you say, go to the politicians first”.

While acknowledging that economic, peer and parental pressure can influence young people to commit crimes, the EFCC boss said there was no excuse to justify young people’s involvement in cybercrime.

In his speech, Comrade Humphrey Edher, the convener of the Dyneema Forum, expressed his gratitude to the Economic and Financial Crimes Committee for providing the opportunity to gain inspiration in combating economic and financial crimes. “I thank you for giving us this auspicious moment to bring awareness to cybercrime among young people,” he said.


Three Yahoo boys sentenced to community service in Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja District Command, on Thursday, 17 August 2023, before Federal Capital Territory High Court Judge O.I Adelaja in Kubwa, Abuji, against Solomon Ngbede, Ancha Onyekachi and Suleiman Mustapha were arraigned on separate counts of cyber fraud.

Ngbede’s complaint reads, “You, Solomon Ngbede, sometime in 2023, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, when you described yourself on your SnapChat profile page as from By impersonating Ivy, an American porn star, and obtaining one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) from Christian in that name, you are therefore guilty of contravening section 321 of the Penal Code, 1990 (Federal Law of Abuja) offense and may be punished under section 324 of the Penal Code 1990 under the same Act”.

They both pleaded guilty to their respective charges

After pleading guilty, Judge Adraja found all the defendants guilty and sentenced them to community service under the supervision of the Nigerian Correctional Service.

The court also ordered the sale of the defendants’ cellphones, with the proceeds forfeited to the federal government.

Administrative guarantees is free – EFCC said to Nation Wide.

The suspects have been released on bail by the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for free detention. Ibadan Acting Regional Command ACE I Halimah Mustafa Ruffau under the leadership of President Falashadi Adeni hosted the Nigerian Bar Association, National Basketball Association Ibadan Chapter Executive at its offices on Wednesday, August committee member. November 16, 2023.

She said the committee would not press charges against lawyers or the suspect’s family until the suspect was released on bail.

Therefore, she warned lawyers not to act as “guarantors” and legal representatives of accused criminals at the same time, which shows that such behavior will not only cause them trouble, but also damage the lawyer’s reputation.

Rufo warned that “if the suspect is released and refused administrative bail, the agency will have no choice but to arrest the attorney pending further bail.”

Association leaders, however, applauded the NBA’s visit, saying it will improve cooperation and collaboration between the two agencies.

In his speech, the agency’s chairman, Farasadi Adeni, praised the Ibadan Cybercrime Prevention Agency’s efforts to curb fraud in Oyo state.

“I would like to commend the leadership of the Ibadan District and the entire Anti-Economic Sabotage Council for their work in curbing economic and financial crime in this country, especially through the Internet. In the data released by the agency over the years “. Allard said.

However, she called on the region’s leaders to protect the rights of the defendants and ensure their immediate release, while an investigation into the activities of allegedly corrupt politicians in the country takes place.

Three convicted of internet-related fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Regional Command arraigned Chukwu Ebuka John-Victor Uzochukwu, Stanley Kosisochukwu and Okosun Destiny before Federal Capital Territory High Court Judge O.I Adelaja on Wednesday 16 August 2023 in Kubwa . A separate charge of impersonation and internet fraud

One of the charges alleges, “You, Chukwu Ebuka John-Victor Uzochukwu, committed an offense in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sometime in the year 2023: (Alan), carrying a white photo, in the pretend role, when you pretended to be in a relationship with Sharon Bolick, he received $25,000 (USD) from her, so you committed a violation of section 321 of the Penal Code Section 324 of the Code Act 1990 (Abuja Federal Act) and is punishable under Section 324 of the Act.”

Kosisochukwu and Okosun were charged with internet fraud.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges.

After pleading guilty, Judge Adraja convicted and sentenced Kosisochukwu and Okosun to 48 hours and 12 hours of community service respectively, while Uzochukwu had previously returned N1,000,000 (one million naira) to the federal government and was sentenced to 6 months in prison, And you can choose a fine of N2,000,000 (two million naira). His 2010 Toyota Corolla and iPhone 11 were seized by federal order.

War on corruption: Kaduna NBA pledges support for EFCC.


The Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has pledged its support and assistance to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to advance the fight against corruption in Nigeria. This was expressed by the Chapter Chairman Barrister Godwin Ochai during his visit to the Kaduna District Command of the Board on Thursday, 10 August 2023.

Godwin said that “EFCC and the NBA are partners in progress” when it comes to the fight against corruption, and praised the cooperation between the command’s legal and prosecution divisions to date.

He further stated that the visit was to strengthen the existing relationship between the EFCC and the NBA in the fight against corruption.

In response, ACE I Aisha Abubakar, Acting Commander of the EFCC Kaduna Regional Command, expressed his gratitude for the visit and requested more synergy and support from the NBA to advance EFCC efforts to eradicate corruption, including corruption. Good work on economic and financial crime.

She further urged the NBA to always verify claims made against the EFCC by its customers and members so as not to be misled.

Nasiru Salele, head of ACE I’s legal and prosecution division, also thanked the division for the visit, saying it was the first of its kind for the command.


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