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EFCC arrests billboard contractor as part of offensive campaign

EFCC arrests billboard contractor as part of offensive campaign

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Enugu Command has arrested an outdoor advertisement contractor for political adverts that appeared on two billboards in Enugu with the Commission’s name and logo.

 

According to the Commission, two billboards in Enugu’s Otigba and Zik Avenue Junctions carried offensive remarks and the EFCC’s name, threatening the political ambitions of some leaders in the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.

 

2023: “Enugu PDP Learn From 2007 Election…,” reads one of the messages. EFCC AND KOBOKO ARE WORKING ON CORRUPT CANDIDATES.”

 

On the basis of solid intelligence supplied by the Commission, investigators apprehended one Baron Nnamdi, the accused designer, printer, and owner.

He has given the Commission a statement in which he claims he was hired by a media adviser to a former state deputy governor with governorship ambitions. He claimed he was paid N160, 000 for the one-week campaign and that the former deputy governor’s media aide provided him with the messages, EFCC emblem, and images of Operatives.

 

Following his detention, Commission operatives went to the two websites and removed the inflammatory adverts.

 

The EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, issued a statement on Sunday confirming the arrests and cautioning politicians against bringing the EFCC into political disputes.

It emphasized that, except from concerns of economic and financial crimes, the Commission has no involvement in the political process and should not be diverted.

 

It further added that errant politicians who continue to mimic the Commission and its operatives will be subjected to the full force of the law.

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