The EFCC has issued a warning that it will not stop arresting and prosecuting cybercriminals and seizing their illicit gains

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Ola Olukoyede, leader of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has urged young people to avoid being criminals.

During his appearance on the Cybersecurity Education Initiatives (CYSED) program “Youth Empowerment Against Cybercrime” in Benin City, Edo State, Olukayode made this appeal in a post on the EFCC’s official page.

On behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Williams Oseghale, Head of the Public Affairs Department, Benin Zonal Command, issued a stern warning to the young people present that cybercrime has terrible repercussions.

“The Commission will continue to arrest and prosecute anyone that is involved,” he warned, thereby warning young people not to be enticed by the extravagant lifestyles of their peers.

Many people have had their unlawfully obtained property confiscated as a result of the thousands of convictions that the Commission has achieved in recent years for cybercrime. And thus their story ends in disgrace. When it comes to cybercrime, there is no way out.

He warned that there was no easy way to become rich and encouraged young people to use technology to their advantage in order to spur innovation and economic development.

One need not use the internet as a means to commit fraud by pretending to be someone else, manipulating people, or making up lies. A more positive use of the internet would be for young people to provide digital answers to problems faced by businesses, households, and governments, among other areas of life.

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