EndSARS: EFCC disowns lawyer who claimed to have resigned to protest

EndSARS: EFCC disowns lawyer who claimed to have resigned to protest

- EFCC says the claim by one Dominic Akpan that he resigned from the commission is a lie

- According to the commission, Akpan was never its staff

- Going further, EFCC said he only wants to take advantage of the EndSARS protest

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has 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 reaction, the EFCC said this was not true. The commission wrote on Facebook:

"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 of the Commission from November 2019 to October 16, 2020 when he completed his national service.

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"He therefore could not have resigned from the EFCC to join the #End SARS Movement."

According to the EFCC, Akpan is selfish because he only wants to take advantage of the EndSARS movement.

EndSARS: EFCC disowns lawyer who claimed to have resigned to protest
EFCC says the claim by Akpan that he resigned from the commission is a lie. Credit: Guardian/PM News
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"The stunt by Akpan is nothing but crass opportunism. And, seeking to achieve his selfish objectives riding on the crest of the popular protests by the youth, clamouring for institutional reform in Nigeria, is a disservice to the EndSARS Movement."

In another development, EFCC says the report going round about its website is not true.

According to the anti-graft agency, members of the public should disregard the report.

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