Chibuko Raphael Ibekwe

Chibuko Raphael Ibekwe  Details

  Division: Law

  Email: c.r.ibekwe@stir.ac.uk

  Telephone: 07735574868

 

Title of research topic

Cyberlaw Perspectives in Nigera: A Comparative Analysis with the UK Provisions.

Background

Mr Ibekwe is a specialist Lawyer in Information Technology and Telecommunication Laws, with special interest in Cybercrime laws. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria in 2001 and was called to the Nigeria Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, after graduating from the Nigerian Law School in 2003 with summa-cum-laude. He continued to work with the prestigious firm of Anyamene (SAN) & Associates as a Senior Legal Officer before proceeding to the United Kingdom in 2008 where he obtained Master of Laws (LLM) in Information Technology and Telecommunications Laws from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. He currently plays an active role towards the enactment of the Nigerian Cybercrime Bill 2014/15. This research seeks to highlight and review the various laws relating or closely related to the enforcement of laws on cybercrime and compare them with some of the various laws relating to or closely related to cybercrime in the UK. It would seek to answer the questions of whether laws relating to cybercrime exist in Nigeria, where they do, if they are practicable and where practicable, the effects these laws have on their enforcement. And where they do not exist, the issues relating to how they can be enacted, mitigating factors and proposed ways of aiding their practicability.

Research Interests

Cybercrime Laws,Information Technology Laws, Data Protection Laws, Telecommunications Laws and Intellectual Property Laws.

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