… raises alarm over name dropping, extortion
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has raised the alarm over the illegal action of some people using his name to defraud innocent Nigerians on the guise of securing favours from him.
He insisted that he has never instructed any relation or officers and men of the commission to engage in any business transaction or wield influence in cases or investigations before the commission.
In a statement issued on Friday and signed by his spokesman, Tony Amokeodo, Magu also urged the general public to beware of certain dubious people who are dropping his name for non-exiting jobs or favour, saying that he has no girl friend anywhere.
Magu said, “ My attention has just been drawn to latest despicable activities of certain disgruntled elements in our society who have decided to drop my name in order to defraud unsuspecting members of the public over non-existing jobs and unusual favours.
“ I wish to say with high sense of responsibility that I have never authorize any officer and men of the commission, including my relations to engage in any business transaction or promise jobs for gratification.
“I also wish to inform the general public that I have no girlfriend anywhere.
“I wish to further inform the general public that recruitment of officers and men into the commission is strictly on due process.
“I therefore advise the general public to beware of impersonators that are peddling unfounded information about my humble self and the commission.
“I urge the general public to quickly alert the commission whenever anybody claims to be acting on my behalf or the EFCC for favours.”