Friday, 18 January 2013
Two Men Arrested For Impersonating EFCC Officials In Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it has taken into its custody, two men who have been parading themselves as its officials.
Tanimu Abubakar (also known as Ibrahim) and Mohammed Yaba, were rounded up in Abuja on Tuesday at the Federal Capital Territory Authority, while offering to assist a Director of the Agency to kill a petition allegedly written against him.
A statement by the Agency said both were arrested after an intelligence report on the suspects’ activities was received.
EFCC observed that there is a rise in impersonation of its officials by fraudsters who use fake letterheads to write fake invitation letters to unsuspecting members of the public.
“Some citizens with issues to hide have unwittingly fallen victims to these fraudsters,” the statement
said. “Most victims usually do not report to the Commission and some go away with the erroneous impression that the fraudsters are bona fide officials of the EFCC.”
“We implore members of the public to report any solicitation for gratification by any person claiming to be an official of the EFCC to the Commission or the nearest police station,” it said.