The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has warned skitmakers and other social workers to desist from the unauthorised use of its operational identities.
The Commission said it will not hesitate to bring to book, anyone caught displaying its operational identities for any engagement.
This was made known in a statement by the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, on Wednesday.
The statement noted that a video titled “EFCC and Army Wahala” gaining traction on social media compelled the EFCC to reiterate its warning to skit makers and others to desist from using the operational identities of the commission illegally and irresponsibly.
The statement read, “‘EFCC and Army Wahala’ is a caricature of the operational etiquette of the EFCC. The shameful characterisation of supposed operatives of the commission in the video unleashing terror on ‘suspects’, is not only embarrassing but indicative of deliberate attempt to cast shadows on the image of the EFCC.
“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.”