LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned the public to be wary of fraudsters pledging to shield them from investigation by the commission.
This follows the arrest of a staff of the National Biotechnology Development Agency ( NABDA) who allegedly attempted to dupe a National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) contractor, Liuideco Global Services Limited, on the pretext that he could help “kill” a pending investigation by the EFCC.
The suspected fraudster, Samson Irefin was picked up by operatives of the EFCC in the early hours of Friday September 11, 2015 in the premises of a new generation bank in Abuja, as he attempted to collect the sum of N500 000 which he had demanded from his victim.
The suspect will be charged to court after investigation is concluded.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, said the arrest however brought to the fore the antics of some fraudsters who have been going about, defrauding members of the public by demanding for money to stop the EFCC from investigating petitions supposedly written against them.
“The Commission has consistently warned members of the public not to fall prey to these fraudsters as no inducement can stop an investigation by the EFCC,” said the EFCC Spokesperson.
“It has also repeatedly called on members of the public to promptly report any solicitation, by either genuine or fake EFCC officials, to the nearest EFCC office or police station,” he advised.
– CAJ News