The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has condemned the unauthorised use of its operational identities for skit-making.
The condemnation followed a video, code-named, “EFCC and Army Wahala” which is now gaining traction across social media.
A statement issued by its Spokesman, Dele Oyewale, said the commission is once again, compelled to “reiterate its warning to skit makers and other social workers to desist from using the operational identities of the Commission illegally and irresponsibly.”
According to the statement, “EFCC and Army Wahala” is a caricature of the operational etiquette of the EFCC.
“The shameful characterization of supposed operatives of the Commission in the video unleashing terror on “suspects”, is not only embarrassing but indicative of a 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.”