- The EFCC has disclosed that its account was not hacked
- This rebuttal is coming amid claims that the commission's website has been hacked
- Going further, the anti-graft agency said the website is up and running
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has insisted that the report going round about its website is not true.
According to the anti-graft agency, members of the public need to disregard the report.
However, the commission said there were attempts over the weekend to compromise the website by some cybercriminals but the attacks were successfully repelled. It added that the EFCC website is up and running.
Also, the anti-graft agency denied a trending report on social media where one Dominic Akpan claimed to have resigned from the employ of the commission to join the #EndSARS Movement.
Akpan was reported to have cited undisclosed “ugly experiences” he had within the commission for his action.
In a post on Facebook, the EFCC wrote
"The EFCC wishes to inform the public that Akpan is not a staff of the commission. He merely served as a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the Port Harcourt zonal office."
In another development, the EFCC on Thursday, October 15, secured another conviction against Nuhu Aliyu, a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC)/Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company Ltd (NPSC).
According to a statement on the anti-graft agency's Facebook page on Friday, October 16, Aliyu was convicted by Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna state high court, Kaduna for fraud.
Meanwhile, the Senate has called for the reform and rebranding of EFCC in its fight against corruption, economic and financial crimes in the country.
The call was made on Tuesday, October 6, by the Senate committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes in Abuja.
Speaking at the commencement of the 9th Senate legislative anti-corruption strategy implementation session at the National Assembly complex, the chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Kwari, expressed the desire of the upper legislative chamber to see a reformed anti-graft agency.
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