A network of over fifty (50) Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in the South East region of Nigeria, the South East Social Accountability Network (SESAN), has pledged its support to the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa in his avowed resolve to fight corruption to a standstill in the country.
The pledge was given by the Coordinator and Lead Partner of the Network, Emmanuel Acha who led a four-man delegation to the Enugu Zonal Office of the Commission, where he presented a Seven-Point advisory note to the Zonal Head, Oshodi Johnson, for onward transmission to the Executive Chairman.
“As a stakeholder in this struggle to defeat crime and all forms of corruption, we are sincerely very optimistic that the Executive Chairman would succeed in building strong partnership and strong working relationship with organisations such as ours as we pledge to support you in any possible way which is why we are here today,” he stated.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC wishes to notify the public that a certain Peter Akpanke is no longer a staff of the Commission and has no authority to represent it or carry out any business in the name of the Commission.
This disclaimer became necessary following reports that Akpanke, who was dismissed from the agency, had been parading himself as a bona fide operative of the EFCC and using the false identity to harass and extort unsuspecting members of the public especially in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters. The suspects are Edesiri Epete, Roland Francis, Kelvin Eyeno, Adebayo Oloye, Edwin Ochuko and Jonson Godwin. Five of them were arrested between May 5 and 7, 2021 at a hideout in Shimex Estate, Pyakasa, Abuja, while the other was arrested at Queens Estate, Gwarimpa, Abuja.
The arrest followed actionable intelligence received by the EFCC, on their suspicious lifestyle, which is not supported by any legitimate means of livelihood.