- EFCC has reacted to allegations that its staff arrested a shawarma seller over N1600 fraud
- The commission says it has commenced investigations into the circumstances of her arrest
- Going further, EFCC added that it is not in the character of the EFCC to act arbitrarily
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The EFCC has reacted to allegations that its staff in Benue arrested a shawarma seller over alleged N1600 fraud.
The anti-graft agency in a statement on its Facebook page said the commission has commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the development.
Going further, it claimed that it is not in the character of the commission to act arbitrarily.
The statement read: "The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to reports of a recent arrest made by its officers at a pastry firm in Makurdi, Benue State, involving Mnena Ato, managing director and chief executive officer, Star Shawarma.
"The commission has commenced investigations into the circumstances of her arrest and would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all facts related to the arrest are unearthed.
"It is not in the character of the EFCC to act arbitrarily and the commission is always guided by global best practices in its operations.
The Commission wishes to assure members of the public of its commitment to best professional practices and excellent conduct of all its men and officers.
"As the commission continues to pursue its mandate of ridding the nation of economic and financial crimes, appropriate sanctions would be placed on whoever is found to have acted out of character regarding the Benue arrest," the EFCC added.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a lady identified as Mnena Anita Ato said to be the owner of a food spot in Makurdi known as Star Sharwarma, was arrested by the EFFC over what they described as a N1600 attempted fraud. And this has set social media ablaze with reactions.
Twitter user identified as Collins Uma, shared the news on the micro-blogging platform with photos and videos capturing the arrest. According to the gist shared by another lady on Facebook, Mimi Atedze, a female EFCC officer, Hembafan Toryila had order and paid for shawarma.
She was supposed to make a transfer of N1500 as payment. However, Ato expecting the exact payment of N1500, didn't pay attention to the N1600 which was in fact transferred by Toryila. It was assumed that the money must have come from another customer.
After several calls to remind her about the payment, Ato checked her bank statement and discovered the payment of N1600 indeed came from Toryila.
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