– EFCC has again alerted Nigerians over some fake social media accounts purportedly belonging to the chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa
– The anti-graft agency in a statement listed the fake accounts which have been attracting large followers on Twitter
– According to the EFCC, neither of the accounts belong to Bawa and should be disregarded
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has expressed great concern over the rapid increase of fake Twitter accounts masquerading as the genuine handle of the chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The anti-graft agency in a series of tweets on Sunday, April 18, listed some of the fake Twitter accounts to include: @AbdurasheedBawa, @AbdulrBawa and @AbdulRashidBawa1.
According to EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, one of the fake handles @AbdulRashidBaw1 was created in February following Bawa’s appointment.
Uwujaren went on to note that the account has witnessed a steady stream of followers, an indication that many have been hoodwinked into believing they were dealing with the EFCC boss.
The commission warned the public to desist from falling victim to the scam, adding that those following the fake Twitter accounts are doing so at their own risk.
The anti-graft spokesman stated that the accounts are fake and have no link whatsoever with Bawa.
He warned the promoters to desist or face the full wrath of the law as their actions amount to identity theft which is a criminal offence.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that staff of the EFCC have been urged by their boss to be hardworking and devoted to work.
Bawa said Nigerians are looking up to them for success in the fight against corruption. He gave the advice on Thursday, April 8, when he visited the Ibadan zonal office of the commission.
He said the eagle is now in the hands of the EFCC, adding that the mission and vision of the commission remain the same.
In a related development, Bawa said he will resign from office if he’s asked to do anything against the law.
The anti-graft agency in a statement posted on Facebook on Saturday, March 27, said Bawa stated this on Friday, March 27, when he featured on One-on-One, a programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).