The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has sent out a warning to performers, writers of skits, and other social workers to stop abusing and misusing the agency’s operating identities.
In a statement released on Wednesday by EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale, the Commission made reference to a film titled “EFCC and Army Wahala,” which it claimed negatively depicted the Commission’s operations.
It said, “The shameful characterization of supposed operatives of the Commission in the video unleashing terror on suspects, is not only embarrassing but indicative of deliberate attempt to cast shadows on the image of the EFCC.
The EFCC, therefore, clarified that operatives of the anti-graft authority, are not bullies, but trained officials who are rich in decency, civility and respect for members of the public.
“Operatives of the EFCC are not bullies. They are trained as refined modern law enforcement officers rich in decency, civility and respect for members of the public, including suspects of economic and financial crimes.
“Skit makers are warned again to desist from unauthorized use of the identities of the EFCC to ply their trade. The Commission will not hesitate to bring to book anyone caught displaying its operational identities for any engagement.
The EFCC had in June also issued a similar warning against skit makers stating that anyone found acting contrary to its advisory shall henceforth be treated as an impersonator and dealt with accordingly.