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Cyber Crime: EFCC to Collaborate with FBI

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says the commission will continue to collaborate with international organisation and others that have similar mandate to curb cybercrime and illicit funds transfer among Nigerians.

Head, Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission, Mr. Friday Ebelo stated this at a news conference held at the Zonal Office, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

Mr. Ebelo noted that collaborative efforts with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies remained intact in a bid to fight internet related crimes.

Mr. Ebelo said the commission had already commenced investigation into the case of some Nigerians, who were indicted for cybercrime by the FBI.

Mr. Ebelo disclosed that the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC had arrested over two hundred and sixty cybercrime suspects and over one hundred of them have been convicted and sentenced to various jail terms.

The Zonal Head added that the commission recently arrested one internet fraud kingpin, Ajayi Gbenga Festus in Ado Ekiti, who works with other cyber criminals abroad to illegally access accounts of individuals and organisations to defraud them.

Kayode Banjo

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