Ibrahim Magu, the Acting head of EFCC, has stated that some individuals have been using his name and office to commit fraud. He warned that the criminals are usually deceived into believing that they will enjoy special treatment from him and the agency.
Magu reiterated that he always warns his relations and co-workers to not engage in business engagements, using the commission as leverage.
He also advised that Nigerians should not fall victims to those who claim they have job offers in his name.
Magu emphasized, “My attention has just been drawn to latest despicable activities of certain disgruntled elements in our society who have decided to drop my name in order to defraud unsuspecting members of the public over non-existing jobs and unusual favors.
“I wish to say with a high sense of responsibility that I have never authorized any officer and men of the commission, including my relations to engage in any business transaction or promise jobs for gratification.
“I wish to further inform the general public that recruitment of officers and men into the commission is strictly on due process.
“I, therefore, advise the general public to beware of impersonators that are peddling unfounded information about my humble self and the commission.
“I urge the general public to quickly alert the commission whenever anybody claims to be acting on my behalf or the EFCC for favors.”