The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to alert the public on the existence of fake Twitter Accounts supposedly belonging to the the new executive chairman of the Commission, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa. This was contained in a press statement by the Head, Media and Publicity of the commission Mr. Wilson Uwujaren to Hybrid Online News Nigeria.
Three of the fake accounts created in the last few days: @AbdurasheedBawa,@AbdulrBawa and@AbdulrashidBaw1; have been attracting followers in droves, believing they were dealing with the EFCC boss.
At least, more than 500 unsuspecting Nigerians have been hoodwinked by the promoters of these fake platforms.
The Commission wishes to state that these Twitter Accounts do not belong to Mr. Bawa, and should be disregarded.
The EFCC equally wishes to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of the name and image of someone else, is identity theft, a criminal offence.
The Commission will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on any erring individual or group
The EFCC official Twitter handle remains, @officialefcc.