The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has distanced itself from a raid of suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, shown in a video trending on the social media.
EFCC says it operatives were not the ones who carried out the operation as depict in a video trending on the social media on a raid purportedly carried out by operatives of the Commission against suspected internet fraudsters, popularly called “Yahoo-Yahoo boys” in Osogbo, Osun State recently.
“We need to state that much as we have avowed, pursuant to our mandate to root out cyber criminals in the nation’s space, we clarify that the operatives depicted in the video are not those of the Commission, the anti graft agency said in a statement.
“We disclaim the video and in same breath, wish to inform the public that EFCC operatives stick to a standard procedure in their operations, which conforms with global best practices for intelligence officers.
EFCC said its operatives would by no means embrace theatre or open attraction of public attention pursuant to their duties.
“Members of the public are therefore, advised to look elsewhere for the source and actors in the video because the fingerprints of that operation do not belong to us.
The agency further disclosed that the EFCC does not have an office in Osogbo yet, saying the Ibadan zonal office which covers Oyo, Osun and Ekiti states has no knowledge of this said raid.
“We restate that we are committed to making every shade of financial and economic crime unattractive to criminal elements among us. We will not rest on our oars in this resolve”.