The National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has been invited by the cyber-crime unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
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According to Graphiconline.com, the NDC official has been invited to assist investigations into an alleged cybercrime.
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“Gyamfi is being requested to assist in investigation into the complaint by the seat of government. We only said we would want to meet him on Friday, December 20,” Graphic’s source at the police said.
The invitation follows a complaint made to the police by the Jubilee House.
Meanwhile, calls to Mr. Sammy Gyamfi to show up have been unsuccessful so far.
In Ghana, many cases of cyber crimes like spoofing, hacking, cyber fraud, stalking and website defacement have been recorded by government agencies and has therefore increased attention and dialogue towards strengthening national cyber security efforts.
This has necessitated various studies including a cyber security maturity study which was inaugurated by the Ministry of Communications and conducted by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Center (GCSCC) of the University of Oxford in collaboration with the World Bank.
Ghana has adopted a cyber security policy and strategy to increase security of its citizens and the state from cyber attacks.
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