Pros And Consequences Of Nigeria Cybercrime

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charged, it will include Purchase Order Fraud, which is a federal crime (FBI, 2014). The consequences for that in The United States can be incarceration, fines, probation, or a combination of all three (Fichtelberg, 2008). This crime can be charged by the International Criminal Court. There is no jury at the International Criminal Court. A panel, made up of three judges, will decide if the defendant is guilty and what the punishment will be. They also have the ability to sentence them to imprisonment for a specific term up to thirty years. The panel can also order them to make reimbursements to the victims, and impose fines (ICC, 2016).
• International Agencies and Law
• Nigeria passed a law on June 4, 2015, called the Nigeria Cybercrime
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This is evident because even though they are a federal police force made up of over 350,000 men and women (Interpol, 2016), they have limited transportation and are slow to respond. Shortages on vehicles, leadership, communication equipment, investigation equipment, and training greatly reduces their ability to enforce laws. Nigeria’s citizens are aware of this and will take matters into their own hands and usually punish criminals themselves instead of calling for assistance. Most criminals know they can bribe any law enforcement officer to avoid being arrested (U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, 2016). Even with a president who encourages the investigation, arrest, prosecution, and punishment of criminals under new laws, they have not had enough time to develop the ability and resources to carry it through on their own successfully …show more content…
The first step for any victims is to notify your local law enforcement agency to let them know what has happened and they will help determine what other agencies need to be notified. The victim or any third party can report the crime online to the Internet Complaint Center 3. The Internet Complaint Center will take all the information about the crime for the FBI. The FBI will conduct the investigation and contact other agencies, such as The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, as needed for additional assistance. The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section works with international agencies to detect computer crimes. The Domestic Security Alliance Council, along with The Department of Homeland Security, can only function in The United States to get the word out to other citizens and businesses about cyber crimes to help stop them from becoming victims. The local law enforcement agency is limited by only being able to take a report and forward the information to the proper agency. The Internet Complaint Center 3 is limited to only receiving a report of the offense and storing the information to be retrieved by the FBI. The FBI is limited in jurisdiction within the United States, and then is dependent on the agencies within Nigeria (FBI, 2014). LEA is made

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