Adebiyi Adedapo in Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has said that fraudsters are impersonating the acting chairman of the commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, to extort money from unsuspecting Nigerians.
In a statement, the commission warned members of the public to disregard calls from any person demanding payment in the name of Magu.
According to EFCC, the latest group has been making calls to close contacts of Magu and other prominent personalities demanding for huge sums of money under various pretexts.
“It has become necessary to alert the general public to the activities of 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.”
“A few weeks after the Commission raised the alarm over the activities of a syndicate which opened a facebook account in the name of the EFCC boss and began soliciting for friendship from prominent individuals and all manner of favours using the platform; another group has cloned the telephone numbers of the acting chairman.”