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EFCC to arrest celebrities, social media influencers promoting scams

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The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has warned entertainers and social media influencers to cease selling fraudulent companies or face arrest.

Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman urged them to make use of their platforms and crafts to coach Nigerians in opposition to financial crimes.

Bawa spoke on Thursday throughout an engagement on the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.

He disclosed that he had all the time wished to have a chat with influencers and entertainers contemplating their clout and social media attain.

The anti-graft chief referred to as for extra help for the fee, noting that the combat in opposition to corruption requires the enter of all residents.

Bawa lamented the alarming enhance in cybercrime in Nigeria, particularly among the many youth.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, in a press release quoted him as complaining that some celebrities have been utilizing “their platforms to advertise scams particularly investments rip-off”.

The chairman suggested them “to desist or face the wrath of the regulation”.

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