Political Perspective: Evaluating the Causes of Cybercrime in Nigeria

Okpe Victor Vincent, Shamsuddin L. Taya

Abstract


The influence of the internet and computers in the contemporary age cannot easily be undermined. To some scholars, they are agents of faster development. While to others,  an agent of modern crime in the society which now makes the internet to exist as a double-edge sword and as a subject of debate. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the political factors that led to  cybercrime in Nigeria. The data for this study are collected mainly from both primary and secondary sources. Interviews with some knowledgeable and prominent figures who are familiar with the Nigerian political environment.. The study indicated that cybercrime in Nigeria has been encouraged by the rotten political system such as, the actions of the political elites, weak security system, poor dispensation of justice, weak security laws, colonialism as well as vengeance mission against unjust political and economic system.

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Cybercrime, Information Communication Technology, internet, Nigeria, political system.

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