Those who thought the end has come to the manhunt for perpetrators of cybercrimes in Nigeria should start having a rethink as Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has promised a tougher time for offenders.
Magu made this pledge as he assured the Federal Bureau of Intelligence, FBI, that the Commission would up its fight against cybercriminals in the country.
He lauded the collaboration between the Commission and the agency, saying that the recent raid tagged “Operation Wire Wire”, which led to the arrest of over 32 suspected cyber criminals was a welcome development.
Speaking on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in Lagos during a presentation of certificates by the Assistant Legal Attaché, of the United States Consulate General, Lagos, Mark F.Grimm, to EFCC operatives, Magu, who spoke through the Zonal Head, Akaninyene Ezima, said: “We believe that this kind of collaboration will continue between both organizations.”
He added that “Operation Wire Wire” had sent a strong message to Nigerians and the rest of the world that there “is no hiding place for criminals. “Some have been charged to court, while others are awaiting arraignment”.
He also charged the operatives to work harder so that their efforts could be better recognized by other anti-corruption agencies across the world.
Earlier in his address, Grimm thanked the Commission as well as the operatives for their cooperation during the operation.
He also assured the Commission that such collaborations would continue as part of efforts to check the activities of cyber criminals in the country.