The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has appealed to parents and influencial personalities to prevail on the youth to stop cyber-crime.
He made the appeal in Abuja during a chat with State House correspondents after his meeting with President Buhari.
He lamented that such criminal activities were smearing the good image of Nigeria thereby scaring away the much-needed foreign investors to boost the economy.
Describing cyber-crime as a huge problem for the country, the EFCC boss noted that last month alone, about 300 cyber criminals were arrested across the country.
Abdulrashid Bawa urged cyber-criminals to heed the call dissuading them form crime, as the full weight of the law would be made to bear on anyone arrested.
He said the government was worried about the assistance they had rendering to people who had acquired money illegally to have access to such funds.
Abdulrashid Bawa said the EFCC would by the first of June demand the declaration of assets of bankers in accordance with the Bank Employees Declaration of Asset Act to determine the level of compliance of the line drawn for them.
He said during their meeting with President Buhari, they reviewed the procedures being used by the Commission to execute its mandate, and that it was agreed that more effective methods be deployed to achieve quick results.
The EFCC Chairman said President Buhari had expressed satisfaction at the progress the Commission had so far made, and assured Nigerians that they would vigorously fight to make the country free from financial crime.