Tell your parents corruption is a crime, EFCC boss Olukoyede tells Nigerian students

Olukoyede to students: tell your parents that corruption is a crime

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has charged students and youths across the country to avoid internet crimes and convince their parents against corrupt practices by making them understand that corruption is a crime.

He gave the charge in Abuja on Thursday, June 6, 2024, when students of Blossom Academy Abuja visited the Head Office of the Commission on an excursion trip.

Olukoyede, who spoke through the Head of Creative Communications and EFCC Deputy Commander, ACE I, Chris Oluka, said corruption was a threat to the progress of individuals and businesses in no time. no matter what environment. He stressed that no effort should be spared to resolve this problem.

“Since the establishment of the Commission by the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, we have been doing good work. It is good that you know some of these things as crimes as you grow up; we want to tell you that committing crimes has its repercussions. No one is too young to know these things. When you go home, tell your parents that you went to the EFCC and they told you that corruption is a crime,” he said.

Head of Public Interface of ACE I, Tony Orilade, speaking on the theme: “How Young People Can Avoid the Temptation of Internet Fraud”, charged the students to live a life of integrity for their own well and for the good of Nigeria.

According to him, the consequences of Internet fraud are serious, adding that they should use Internet opportunities for learning, personal growth, school work and positive interactions.

“Engaging in fraudulent exam practices portends corruption, so seek advice and talk to trusted adults, mentors and advisors about online safety and integrity. Discover the latest online and offline scams,” he said.

Orilade explained to them that the EFCC was very passionate about the future of the youth, stressing that they should go to their schools and homes and tell others what they learned during their visit to the Commission, assuring that together, Nigeria will regain its greatness.

EFCC Chief Superintendent, CSE Daniel Nwaka, in his presentation titled “Effects of Cybercrime on Youths Today”, described cybercrime as computer-assisted crime, adding that students should not imitate cybercriminals who use the computer to defraud innocent people.

“Nowadays young people commit cybercrimes because of peer pressure, greed and poor education but for you, don’t follow them because they rob innocent people and if you are caught you will go to prison. »

“Social harassment is also a crime. If you stalk someone online, it’s a crime. If you insult someone online, that’s also a crime and you will go to jail. So go tell your friends, to your loved ones that cybercrime can lead them to prison, because it is evil,” he declared.