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EFCC warns skitmakers against illegal use of its operational identities


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned skit makers and other content creators to desist from portraying its operatives as bullies by using the operational identities of the Commission illegally and irresponsibly. 

Reacting to a viral video code-named, “EFCC and Army Wahala”, the EFCC said the video was a wrong caricature of the operational etiquette of the commission. 

In a statement on Wednesday, Nov. 15, the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Dele Oyewale, said the shameful characterisation of supposed operatives of the Commission in the video unleashing terror on “suspects”, was not only embarrassing but indicative of deliberate attempt to cast shadows on the image of the EFCC. 

The statement reads: “Operatives of the EFCC are not bullies. They are trained as refined modern law enforcement officers rich in decency, civility and respect for members of the public, including suspects of economic and financial crimes. 

“Skit makers are warned again to desist from unauthorized use of the identities of the EFCC to ply their trade. The Commission will not hesitate to bring to book anyone caught displaying its operational identities for any engagement.” 

In June this year, the EFCC warned content creators, movie and skit producers to desist from using the agency’s branded jackets, symbols and insignia without authorisation.

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