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EFCC Plans to Rehabilitate Convicted Internet Fraudsters with Lesser Sentences

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, disclosed plans by the anti-graft agency to rehabilitate convicted internet fraudsters with reduced sentences.

This revelation came during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the National Association of University Students (NAUS) led by its President, Obadi Marshal, in Abuja on Thursday.

Olukoyede emphasized the importance of rehabilitating convicts as a means of reorienting their mindset and channelling their energies towards positive endeavours. He highlighted the collaboration with correctional centres to facilitate this rehabilitation process.

In his address, Olukoyede cautioned against the dire consequences of engaging in internet crimes, urging youths to refrain from such activities. He also warned students against forming parallel organizations with similar objectives, stressing the negative implications of being labelled as “ex-convicts.”

Marshal, speaking on behalf of NAUS, expressed the organization’s commitment to partnering with the EFCC in combating cybercrimes across Nigerian university campuses. He reiterated NAUS’s stance against cybercrimes and emphasized the collective responsibility to safeguard youths and the nation from such activities.

The visit aimed to foster synergy between NAUS and the EFCC in addressing the menace of cybercrimes within the higher education sector, underscoring the importance of collaborative efforts in tackling this societal challenge.

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