The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, May 22, on its twitter page reacted to the activities of criminals parading themselves as officials of the commission.
The anti-graft agency said that it is reacting to the illegal activities of those who have been mounting roadblocks in highbrow areas of Lagos state to get money from alleged internet fraudsters.
According to the anti-graft agency, it is not part of its operational functions to erect roadblocks nor does it ask anyone to do so on its behalf.
The commission said all its operatives carry out their activities according to world’s best practices as they stick to proper procedures given to them.
The EFCC also specifically and strictly warned the public against one Dorcas Bukola who has falsely claimed he is acting under the direction of the commission's chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
The anti-corruption organisation said invitation letters from Bukola should be dismissed as they do not come from the commission.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that EFCC Lagos zonal office, on Tuesday, May 21, arrested eight suspected fraudsters for their alleged involvement in internet crime.
According to the official release made by the anti-graft agency on facebook, some of the suspects' names are: Adesanmi Abiodun, Olasupo Emmanuel, Segun Amudah, Aina Oladipo and Babatunde Olawuyi.
The names of the other three were given as Oluwaseyi Emmanuel Fagbemiro, Felix Onyebuchi and Abdulazeez Ismaila. They were arrested in the Forthright Estate, Magboro area of Lagos state, following an intelligence report received by the commission.
Exotic cars, phones and laptops were the items recovered from the suspected cyber criminals. EFCC said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations on the case are concluded.
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