Appraising the Laws Governing the Control of Cybercrime in Nigeria
Journal of Law and Criminal Justice
The paper analyses the legal regime for the control of cybercrime in Nigeria by examining the legal and institutional frameworks for cyber security in Nigeria. The definitions and effects of cybercrime in Nigeria were adumbrated. An attempt was made to compare the laws governing the control of cybercrimes in Nigeria in tandem with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime as well as with some selected jurisdictions. A finding made was that Nigeria's laws governing the control of cybercrimes were
... cybercrimes were inadequate in the fight against cybercrimes and that there is need to ratify and domesticate the Budapest Convention into our laws to be in line with the global best practices in the control of cybercrime. The study makes a consummate call to the legislature to amend the provisions of these laws, particularly the principal Act (Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention Act, 2015) such as implementing the public/private partnership provision in the Act towards achieving cyber security.