Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


EFCC reports reduction in cyber fraud

13 December 2013, 08:38Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) believes measures aimed at eradicating internet scams in the country are bearing fruit.

Delivering a lecture on 'Cybercrime and the management of Nigeria image', Head of Advance Fee Fraud Unit, Abdulkarim Chukkol, said the recent operation titled Cyberstorm carried out by the agency in  38 cities established that internet scam had reduced by about 80 percent.

He said various collaborations between the EFCC and international security and financial agencies had helped in the arrest of known fraudsters.

“Our efforts to curtail cyber fraudsters are paying off. In recent times, we have carried country wide raids and several suspects were arrested. This is a proof of our commitment to ensure that this nation is purged of few bad eggs who soil the image of our country with the fraudulent practices. Our international partners have been of tremendous help and I can tell you that it no longer business as usual for fraudsters in this country,” he said.

Chukkol raised concern that the “erroneous” negative image held about Nigeria by some foreigners was very unfortunate arguing that the EFCC had observed that citizens of some West African countries were now engaging in cyber crime using Nigerian identity particulars and addresses.

He said that the commission was working with other agencies of government to change that perception.
The official meanwhile noted that of the 678 cases before the EFCC, the commission had been able to secure 286 convictions while 17 of such cases were discharged by the courts.  

He reiterated the commission's commitment to eradicating all manners of financial fraud in the country saying that Nigeria should not be seen as a country that condones fraud and corruption.

Chukkol was addressing media at the ongoing annual conference of Brand Journalist Association of Nigeria (BJAN) in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The theme of the conference is “Repositioning Centenary Brand to Align with Modern Ideals.”

– CAJ News

Tags efcc

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...