Cyber Crime is dominant in Nigeria, especially given the high-rate of unemployment in the country. Noble Igwe, CEO of 360 group, a company that manages 360nobs website, has unleashed the wrath of the Nigerian internet space, as he asks EFCC to intensify on its arrest of cyber-fraudsters. The talented blogger went on twitter a few days ago sharing his opinion about how many cyber-fraudsters, popularly called ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’, have changed the way they operate, according to Igwe, many of these guys hide under a legitimate business to perpetrate their acts. Noble Igwe went ahead to mention the kind of legitimate businesses owned by these cyber-criminals, an action that didn’t go well for many Nigerian Youth. He mentioned the following businesses: Club/Nightlife business, Record labels, Real estate, Auto/car dealers, et al.
On the internet, many celebrities have come out to condemn Noble Igwe’s action, very few are in support of him. Popular musician, Olamide/Baddo, also expressed his thought, by retweeting an idea that resonates with his, saying “you do not hang out with these cyber-criminals in private and come to the public to abuse them”. Likewise, the self-acclaimed motivation speaker, Oyemykke, has thrown abuses at the 360nobs blogger, calling him a “snitch”. On the other hand, Simi, the Nigerian musician who won three awards at this year’s Headies threw her support towards what Noble Igwe said, as she gets on twitter to endorse his comments on cyber-crime.
However, the commentary by Noble Igwe as sparked the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to embark on an arrest spree, storming clubs and all those businesses to pick up suspected individuals. Many “Lazy Nigerian Youths” – in the words on president Buhari, have taken to social media, doing a short video cursing and expressing their anger on Noble Igwe, who thought what he was doing was noble enough to wade/reduce crime in the country.