Ibrahim Magu, the performing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, on Wednesday spoke on prosecution of fashionable musician, Afeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley.
A press release by EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, quoted Magu as saying Naira Marley was picked up over web fraud prices and never as a result of he’s a musician.
He mentioned: “Let me use this chance to emphasise that now we have no points with any member of this crucial sector of the nation.
“I’ve mentioned it prior to now and I can even wish to restate, that the EFCC doesn’t go after any harmless individual. Our mandate is to rid Nigeria of any type of financial and monetary crimes, and web fraud isn’t excluded.
“There is always intelligence report that our officers get and investigate before effecting a warrant of arrest, and we don’t arrest innocent people”.
He famous that the priority for the growing circumstances of web fraud, prompted him early within the yr, to represent a Process Staff given the duty to stem the tide of web fraud within the nation.
“This Task Team has since swung into action, and the outcome of what you have is the increasing cases and report of EFCC operatives rounding up internet fraudsters across the country,” he added.
He, nevertheless, famous with concern that “I don’t like arresting them, however what can we do, now we have to do our job.
“While I restate our commitment to continue the intensity of rounding up internet fraudsters, I strongly urge you all to join hands with the EFCC to promote the culture and gospel of hard work with dignity”.