By Adejumo Kabir
The management of Obafemi Awolowo University has threatened to prosecute any student caught hacking into the university’s staff INTECU access.
In a statement released by the school management in their monthly bulletin, it was gathered that the school management has discovered that some persons or students are illegally accessing the University’s Staff INTECU access, thereby hindering the Staff from gaining access.
The statement reads in part “It has come to our notice that some students and non-students are hacking into lecturers’ internet access through a fraudulent application. The rightful owner will be hindered from using internet to perform his/her lawful duties while these miscreants will be using the access that someone else is charged for.”
“These culprits also share this hacking application to other partners in crime thereby escalating the level of the illegality and thus make the access porus to many unauthorized users,”
“On 14th of April 2019, a non-student was caught hacking into a lecturer’s internet account. Upon investigation, It was revealed that a student of our university gave the access application to him.”
“Meanwhile, some other students of this university have been arrested for same offence and have been appropriately dealt with,”.
The management however warned the perpetrators saying that hacking is a criminal offence punishable under the law and anyone apprehended will be handed over to the appropriate security agency for prosecution.
“It should be noted that hacking is a criminal offence punishable under the law. It is therefore pertinent to sound a note of warning to all students or would-be-hackers to desist from this act as anyone caught will be handed over to the appropriate authority for further investigation and possible prosecution,” the management warned.