Kwara po­lice call for col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­forts over cy­ber­crime

Daily Trust - - CRIME - From Siki­rat Shehu, Ilorin

The Kwara State Po­lice Com­mand has called for the sup­port of the peo­ple to ad­dress the lin­ger­ing prob­lems of cy­ber­crime, de­scrib­ing it as a na­tional em­bar­rass­ment.

The Po­lice Public Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer (PPRO), Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, made the call in an in­ter­view with news­men in Ilorin, the state cap­i­tal.

The po­lice im­age maker de­scribed cy­ber­crime as a form of crime com­mit­ted through the use of In­ter­net Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (ICT), say­ing it was com­mon among the youths within the age bracket of 18 to 30.

Ajayi dis­closed that a size­able num­ber of sus­pects were in­volved in cy­ber­crime and pros­e­cuted by the com­mand re­cently, warn­ing the peo­ple to de­sist or face the full wrath of the law.

The po­lice im­age maker charged all the op­er­a­tors of cy­ber busi­ness in the state and coun­try at large to be very vig­i­lant and re­port any per­son or group of peo­ple sus­pected to be in­volved in cy­ber­crime to the se­cu­rity of­fi­cers.

He said it was against the law to shield any­one who was in­volved in crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Any­one or group of peo­ple who com­mit the of­fence will be charged ac­cord­ingly,” he ssaid.

Ajayi

said

cy­ber­crime has made the county lost its hon­our and pride in the world.

The PPRO there­fore im­plored Nige­ri­ans, par­tic­u­larly the ladies, to be mind­ful of whom they re­leased their data to on the in­ter­net.

Sus­pected in­ter­net crim­i­nal

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