Nigerians who insult people online are criminals; they will be imprisoned: EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned young Nigerians that “insulting people” on the internet is a crime for which they will be imprisoned.

According to a statement issued by the EFCC on Tuesday, the Chief Superintendent of the EFCC, CSE Daniel Nwaka, disclosed this during an interview with students of Blossom Academy, Abuja, who visited the head office of the commission during an excursion on June 6.

“Social bullying is also a crime; if you stalk someone online, it’s a crime; if you insult someone on the Internet, it is also a crime and you will go to prison,” the statement said. It also warns students against exam malpractices and internet fraud.

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

The chairman of the anti-graft agency, represented by Chris Oluka, Head of Creative Communications and Deputy Commander of the EFCC, told the students on the excursion that committing crimes had legal consequences.

Mr Olukoyede warned young people against internet fraud: “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.