- “…we enjoin members of the public confronted with the possibility of arrest, to demand proper identification from arresting officers.”
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked Nigerians to be vigilant and demand proper identification from officers when confronted with the possibility of arrest.
Addressing reporters on Thursday, the Zonal Head of the Lagos EFCC Office, Ghali Ahmed, advised Nigerians to always report any suspicious operation to the nearest office of the anti-graft agency.
“We need to be wary of the antics of this gang of impostors and to report any suspicious “operations” to the nearest EFCC office,” he said.
The zonal head added, “Above all, we enjoin members of the public confronted with the possibility of arrest, to demand proper identification from arresting officers.
“They can also demand arrest warrant, as the commission does not embark on any operation without a warrant. The operations of the commission are usually in line with international best practices.”
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He explained that the advice became necessary after operatives of the anti-graft agency arrested two suspects and a Mobile Police inspector for impersonating officials of the commission and extorting members of the public in Lagos.
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