Punishment For Internet Crimes Stiff – EFCC Warns Students


Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has cautioned undergraduates and other students against internet fraud.

The chairman, represented by EFCC Secretary, George Ekpungu gave the charge at the inauguration of the Zero Tolerance Club at Baze University, Abuja.

Bawa stressed that “the penalties of internet crimes are stiff” and enjoined students to avoid temptations that may lead them to crime and jail.

“Romance scams, business email compromises, hacking, impersonation, forex scam and others are corrupt practices and must not be found among you,” he advised.

The chairman charged undergraduates to channel their energies into useful engagements instead of dubious means and cheating others.

Baze University Registrar, Mani Ibrahim Mohammed also appealed to students across Nigeria to avoid crimes and criminality.

Noting that integrity may not give huge money as early as expected, he said it places individuals on the path to success.

“Money always comes, it may not come in your early life. But if you work hard with integrity, you will make more money than you ever believed,” he advised.


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