The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has condemned the unauthorised use of its operational identities, warning skit makers and other social workers to desist from the act.
The commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the statement, a video titled “EFCC and Army Wahala” making the rounds on social media seems to have irked the anti-graft body.
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.”
Oyewale noted that the commission will not hesitate to bring to book anyone caught displaying its operational identities for any engagement.