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EFCC PRESS STATEMENT
False and Misleading Video in Circulation on EFCC Operations
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to an online video trending on Instagram, from the handle of a certain “@Iamhelenaduru”, a self- styled actress, purporting, quite mischievously, an assault by operatives of the Commission.
Checks by the Commission, however, flagged Helen Aduru, an upcoming actress, as a mere publicity-seeking player, with a poorly- scripted claim that has fallen flat in the face of unassailable facts available to the Commission.
In her script, she was fast to add five names of officers she claimed came from the Cybercrime Section of the Enugu Command of the Commission. Characteristically, EFCC’s officers don’t wear name tags nor move around with bulldozer- shaped equipment to pull down security doors.
Aduru claimed, rather strangely, that she was assisted by a little boy, to a Police Station at 3:44 am but met the station shut. It is important to note that Police Stations are not civil service ministries that “close” in the evening. Even more preposterous is the fact that she never went back, at daybreak, to lodge a complaint. More poignantly untenable is the fact that her purported assault of July 21, 2022, which has not been logged nearly two months later at the Police Station is only being brought to public glare on September 2, 2022!! Such a scene could only be based on a typical Nollywood fiction series.
Such statements by Aduru, like all other outlandish, click-baiting, sympathy-seeking ploys, do not warrant a response, save for the necessity to prevent troublemakers’ assertion that quiet equals consent. Further investigation into the situation only revealed that certain blackmailers may be using well-known identities in the Enugu Zonal Command to settle some grudges. The Commission would not give in to any character’s sleight of hand or extortion since it carefully adheres to its standard operating procedure. In order to deter people who appear to be building a business out of falsely accusing and defaming the Commission, the badly constructed film would be further examined for additional forensic information and potential legal action. The general public is urged to disregard Aduru’s assertions. Officers with the EFCC are not assaulters