Are Fintech & i.t. Gurus Cybercriminals Under The Ambit of The Law?



The perception of the Nigerian cyber infrastructure and the legal apparatus for the sustenance and governance of the cyber space, is one which has been largely left in the dark, as such enough misconceptions abound as to trending legal and socio-economic issues arising in respect of cyber security.

One of such misconceptions, presently rocking the Nigerian social corridors is whether or not the average IT enthusiasts and IT professionals walking our streets, who concern themselves with digital technologies, coding, web development, software development, ethical hacking, graphic designs, and a host of others are cyber criminals within the context of the Nigerian laws?

It is kindly observed, that although a host of handlers of the cyber space in Nigeria employ their level of technological expertise to indulge the cyber environment in furtherance of their malicious intent and purposes, to commit frauds and other unlawful acts, this should not make the entirety of our IT professionals criminals under the intentions of our laws.


O. M. Atoyebi, SAN

Mr. Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN is one of the most notable professional Nigerian lawyer, who has distinguished himself in his professional sphere within the country and internationally. He is the youngest in the history of Nigeria to be elevated to the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. At age 34, he was conferred with the prestigious rank in September, 2019. Mr. O.M. Atoyebi, SAN can be characterized as a diligent, persistent, resourceful, reliable and humble individual who presents a charismatic and structured approach to solving problems and also an unwavering commitment to achieving client’s goals. His hard work and dedication to his client’s objectives sets him apart from his peers.

As the Managing Partner of O.M. Atoyebi, SAN & Partners, also known as OMAPLEX Law Firm, he is the team leader of the Emerging Areas of Practice of the Firm and one of the leading Senior Advocates of Nigeria in Local Content Law, where he has worked with various key industry stakeholders and successfully facilitated transactions in the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector. He has a track record of being diligent and he ensures that the same drive and zeal is put into all matters handled by the Firm.

O. M. Atoyebi, SAN.


Isaac Adeyanju


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CYBERSECURITY: Are Fintech & I. T. Gurus Cyber-Criminals Under the Ambit of the Law? was last modified: November 23rd, 2020 by judge
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