- A Lagos based man, Emmanuel Elegbenosa, seems to be on the run from the EFCC
- The anti-graft commission accused the suspect of fraud
- Several internet fraudsters have been arrested by the commission in recent times
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has solicited the help of Nigerians in locating a suspect who is wanted for alleged fraud.
The agency on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, February 13, declared the wanted suspect as Emmanuel Elegbenosa.
EFCC stated that the suspected is being investigated for business email compromise and internet-related offences.
The commission stated that the 28-year-old suspect's last known address was in the Elegushi area of Lagos state.
The post by the EFCC has generated funny reactions from some Nigerians.
Read some reaction to the post below:
Isah Harun @IsahHarun1 said:
''So the eagle is still alive.''
DAGUX @AvuvakarAmeenu said:
''Please EFCC post my picture tooo.''
Kay @Kelvin413 said:
''How much una go pay?''
bjay @Bolaji2512 said:
''How many Government officials have you brought to book for their corrupt practices in office. Your agency was created to fight corruption in public institutions but you have drifted to chasing members of the public up and down.''
J.K EBaDS #NNM @ebads007 said:
''We are not helping you find anybody. More important targets you should face are walking freely in Aso Rock. Go there and do your job!
In another report, the federal government’s war on corruption got a boost after it secured a five-year jail term for Mohammed Ibrahim Hassan, a civil servant who defrauded the Kano state government of N513, 445.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) disclosed in a statement on Wednesday, February 10, that it charged Hassan on 4-counts of allegedly forging a treasury receipt of the Kano state government.
The ICPC told the Kano State High Court that the accused, who is a staff of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA), committed the offence between June 2017 and March 2018.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.