Cybercafés and Cyber Crime in Nigeria

Cybercafés and Cyber Crime in Nigeria

Pereware Aghwotu Tiemo (Delta State University, Nigeria) and Christina Uyoyou Charles-Iyoha (Centre for Policy and Development, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-903-8.ch019
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This chapter discusses cybercafés and cyber crime in Nigeria. It also identifies the various cyber criminals in Nigeria. The working groups set up by the government to redeem the image of Nigerians by monitoring cybercafés and handling cases of cyber criminals and cyber victims are also discussed. Some major factors affecting the rise in cyber crime in Nigeria and methods of preventing cyber crimes (scam mail) are outlined. It was recommended that there is need to educate the populace on café fraud and in fighting cyber crime, the working group established by the government needed to be adequately equipped with ICT knowledge and facilities.

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