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Anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday further tightened its noose on corruption,.....
Anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday further tightened its noose on corruption, warning Internet cybercafe operators that they risked 20 years imprisonment if they abetted financial scams.
EFCC in an official statement, reminded the general public, and cybercafe operators in particular that the 'Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Fraud Offences Act, 2006' was already in force.
The Act, the EFCC said, "places certain obligations on banks and other financial and designated non-financial institutions...Internet service providers, cybercafe operators, property owners and transporters."
"The act stipulates very stiff punishment including but not limited to jail terms of up to 20 years without option of fine for convicts under the act," the statement said.
All Internet service providers and cybercafe operators were asked to register with the EFCC and be licensed by the Nigerian Communication Commission, the state agency that regulates broadcasting and electronic media services.
The new act repeals similar acts which came into force in 1995 and last year, the text said.
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