Nana Addo expresses concern over growing rate of Internet fraud

Nana Addo expresses concern over growing rate of Internet fraud

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President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has raised concerns over the increasing trend of cuber fraud in the country.

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According to the president, cyber crime remains the leading form of crime in Ghana today with young boys mostly being the perpetrators of the crime.

Speaking at the opening of the national cyber security week in Accra, the president called for the need for cyber security to be tightened in Ghana so as to prevent such occurrences.

Nana Addo reveals that when it comes to "sakawa" and "419", Ghana remains one of the leading countries in the world - a development which needs urgent attention through strict supervision and legal intervention.

“We need to train and have a well-equipped corps of cyber crime fighters, but we should go further than that. I dare say it is time to take another look at the qualifications that we require in a policeman for example,” the president revealed.

The worry by the president follows the arrest of three Ghanaians who engaged in internet romance fraud and taking away close to £5 million.

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Source: Yen

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