EFCC Seeks Traditional Rulers’ Support To Fight Cybercrime

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, receives some EFCC officials at in palace in Osun State on September 5, 2019.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is seeking the support of traditional rulers in the country to tackle forms of corruption.

EFCC’s Ibadan Zonal Head, Mr Friday Bello, disclosed this when he led some officials of the commission on a visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

The team visited the traditional ruler on Friday at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State to solicit for support to combat the scourge of financial crimes, especially among youths.

Bello told the Ooni that the visit was at the instance of the acting EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, in ensuring that crime rate was brought to a minimal level in the country.

He added that the commission would intensify its efforts in the area of the campaign against corruption in order to disabuse the minds of the youths from engaging in cybercrime.

The EFCC zonal head noted that some of the youths who have been found culpable of cybercrime, after being reformed, have been found useful in helping the commission to crack down on others still in such illegal dealings.

In his remarks, Oba Ogunwusi advised the anti-graft agency not to be one-sided but remain neutral in its fight against crimes and corruption in the country.

He also urged the commission not to allow politicians to push it against the will of the people, stressing that its actions and inactions were being monitored by the public.

The traditional ruler asked the EFCC to create a unit where youths who have been arrested for cybercrimes can be reformed and utilise their skills in positive ways.

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