The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called on young Nigerians, in particular students, to move away from criminal trends capable of disrupting their future efforts.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Mr. Isyaku Sharu, Head of the EFCC Zonal Office in Ilorin made the appeal on Tuesday while addressing students at the University of Ilorin.
Sharu said the call became necessary after the growing penetration of cybercrime, also called “Yahoo-Yahoo,” among young people.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He said that many of the suspects who are currently being investigated for one form of financial crime or another were students from various institutions of higher education in Nigeria.
Sharu said that the commission, in strict adherence to the laws of the land, would stop at nothing in eradicating the scourge.
He said he was particularly disturbed by the large number of students who were involved in the scam of innocent individuals and organizations from their resources earned with such effort.
Sharu ordered the students to face their studies directly and never be delighted with the syndrome of getting rich quickly, which he said often drove the wrong ones to crime.
He explained that heaven could not limit the success of those who were hardworking, honest and respectful of the law.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The EFCC Zonal Chief explained that the laws that guide the activities of his Commission do not respect the age of the suspects.
He reiterated the EFCC’s commitment to continue doing everything possible to reduce the incidence of crime.
Sharu added that the commission was ready to address any information presented to it without any special treatment by age or any other stratification in which the suspect could fall.
Therefore, he implored the students to give greater importance to moral values and respect for the constituted authorities at all times to avoid the wrath of the law.