The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has once again warned skit makers against using the operational identities of the Commission illegally and irresponsibly.
The Commission gave the warning in a statement on Wednesday, while registering its displeasure over the way a recent skit video portrayed it.
It described the video as embarrassing, which places the Commission in bad light.
A video, code-named, ‘EFCC and Army Wahala’ going viral on social media, once again compels the Commission to recapitulate its warning to skit makers and other social workers to stop using its the operational identities illegally and irresponsibly.
‘EFCC and Army Wahala’ is a caricature of the operational etiquette of the EFCC. The disreputable characterization of supposed operatives of the Commission in the video unleashing terror on suspects, is not only embarrassing but also showed a calculated attempt to cast shadows on the image of the EFCC.
The EFCC pointed out that it operatives are not bullies but 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.
It said, “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.”