NIGERIA POLICE LAUNCHES CYBERCRIME REPORTING WEB PORTAL
The Nigeria Police has announced the launch of a Cybercrime Web Portal. The portal is part of the authorities' effort to ensure prompt investigation, arrest, and prosecutors of cybercrime-related offences, the federal government revealed in a statement on Thursday, November 19.
Members are the public are encouraged to report cases of cybercrime online as the portal would be open to everyone “at any time and from any part of the world,” the statement read.
The announcement comes a few hours after the Minister of Culture and Information Lai Mohammed debunked reports of shutting down social media. The Information minister asserted that the government would be regulating social media not shutting it down.
Below is the statement from the Federal Government announcing the launch of the Cybercrime reporting portal.
Nigeria Police has unveiled a Cybercrime Reporting Web Portal. The portal (https://incb.police.gov.ng) is part of efforts that ensures ease of crime reportage by the public to enable prompt investigation, arrest and prosecute perpetrators of cybercrime & other related offences.
Complainants can now report cases of cybercrime online, at any time and from any part of the world. Cases are promptly attended to by the Cybercrime Unit of the Force domiciled with the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Force Headquarters, Abuja and the newly created Cybercrime Unit at the INTERPOL Annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The Force urges potential users of the portal to ensure that only correct and accurate information, devoid of deliberate falsehood, misrepresentation and misinformation, are provided when filing their complaints.