Monday, June 24, 2019

EFCC pleads with parents to be mindful of children's activities as young Nigerians top list of fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zone has revealed that majority of suspects arrested for fraud are young Nigerians, whose ages ranged from 18 to 40.

Mr Friday Ebelo, the Zonal Head of the zone who disclosed this to newsmen today, warned parents to guide their ward aright.

“In the last six months, our analysis of crime indices revealed that most of the suspects arrested were young Nigerians who have potential to be great in life.

“We implore parents to ensure accurate guidance of their wards through re-orientation and constant check on them, particularly those in schools.

“The commission is not unmindful that these are Nigerian citizens who can be better. We must also be wary while we try to be our brother’s keepers, particularly on shoddy transactions,’’ he said.

Ebelo also revealed that the zone secured 83 convictions out 107 cases filed in courts in six months.