Wednesday, April 6, 2016 6:35 pm
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has alerted Nigerians on fraudsters who have been impersonating the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu and extorting money from members of the public under various guises.
The EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said some scammers have cloned the phone number of Magu and now make calls to close contacts of the anti-graft Czar and other prominent personalities demanding for huge sums of money using various pretexts.
It was the second time, fraudsters will impersonate Magu.
Several weeks ago, Uwujaren had similarly drawn attention to a fake Facebook account bearing the name of the EFCC boss. They then used it to solicit for friendship from prominent individuals and demand all manner of favours using the platform.
“Members of the public are hereby warned to disregard any call supposedly from the EFCC Chairman asking for payments to be made either to nominated proxies or accounts as such calls do not emanate from Ibrahim Magu.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the EFCC Chairman, indeed all officials of the agency, do not solicit for nor accept payments/gratification from persons or organisations under any guise.
“Members of the public are enjoined to report anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of the acting chairman or other officials of the EFCC at any of the Commission’s offices in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, Gombe, Ibadan and Maiduguri or the nearest police station”, said Uwujaren.