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Nigeria concern at cyber crime prevalence

26 July 2013, 09:11Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, has decried the rising cases of online crimes in the country, blaming it on the lack of legislation to prosecute culprits.

Speaking at the ongoing Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) 11th International Conference at Osun State, South West Nigeria, Omobola said offenders were taking advantage of loopholes in legislation much to the proliferation of such crime.

She pinned her hopes on the Cyber Security Bill, currently under draft.

“The cyber security bill will be ready before the end of the year.

"The Federal Ministry of Justice is working on a draft that will form executive bill. There will be inputs from stakeholders from the IT industry,” Johnson said.

The Ministries of Communication Technology and Justice are preparing the final draft of the Cyber Security Bill.

Nigeria currently ranks among the countries with highest rates of internet fraud cases.

Cyber crime cases in are usually reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

However, because bills that address cyber crime are yet to be passed by the relevant House of Assembly organs, it has been a challenge to prosecute offenders.

 - CAJ News

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