The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has advocated urgent steps by parents and religious bodies to reduce the prevalence of cyber-crime among youths.
The agency blames this surge on the breakdown of values in the society.
Head of the South East Zone of the commission, Usman Iman, stated this in Enugu, while parading twenty seven suspects arrested in Owerri, Awka, and Enugu.
Bamidele Ajayi reports that Nigeria’s image has suffered dents from the activities of online scammers who come in different nature and methodology.
From credit card thieves to fake contract deals, false marriage proposal too, all have risen in prevalence lately, leaving in their trail, a bruised and battered national reputation.
EFCC believes efforts to clean up the society will be productive if parents and religious groups take responsibility. The anti-graft agency said it is determined not to relent in its effort to clean-up the society of online criminals.
In August, the Federal Bureau of Intelligence of the United States declared 77 Nigerians wanted, a few of them have been arrested while the search continues.
Greed has been identified to a major cause hence parents and religious leaders have a lot to do in ending the menace.