Friday, August 12, 2005

Everyday na for the thief, one day na for the owner

A CNN Technology article on those internet thieves. Thanks, Alex, for this link.
"...Nuhu Ribadu, head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, says cash and assets worth more than $700 million were recovered from suspects between May 2003 and June 2004. More than 500 suspects have been arrested, more than 100 cases are before the courts and 500 others are under investigation, he said.
The agency won its first big court victory in May when Mike Amadi was sentenced to 16 years in prison for setting up a Web site that offered juicy but phoney procurement contracts. Amadi cheekily posed as Ribadu himself and used the agency's name. He was caught by an undercover agent posing as an Italian businessman..."
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1 comment:

umc said...

EFCC has somework to do.
I saw a naija movie "the masters" with camerounian neighbours (very current naija movie fans).
The activities of the internet scammers have become that widespread, in the soundtrack it went..."419 is a game everybody dey play am"

The scams have in some way influenced the level of business activity of Germany with naija.
a German diplomat is quoted as saying: "Every German paliamentarian has recieved these scams"...it continues "the paliamentarians are the ones who have to make the rules to guide German business(es) or govt. activities in naija"

So guess, are the German paliamntarians making tight rules or loose rules.


...right the paliamentatrians are making no rules, therefore Gactivity isn't there in naija and that was what lead an economic adviser to Pres.Obj to lament on lower German investments in naija compared with France, UK or the USA.

Look at it form naija govt. perspective..."We've got the EFCC to fight these scams and they are fighting it"...it continues "nevertheless anyone who want's to do business with govt. knows the appropraite channel"...final quote "no one should blame the govt for beign duped due to his/her greed"

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