The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned the public of the emergence of fake Twitter accounts, linked to its chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa by criminal elements.
The EFCC disclosed this in a statement signed by the commission’s head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Sunday.
According to the anti-graft agency, some of the fake Twitter accounts include @AbdurasheedBawa, @AbdulrBawa, @AbdulRashidBaw1 and @AbdulRashidBawa1.
Checks by Naija News reveals that the @AbdulRashidBaw1 handle is followed by some prominent Nigerians including former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani.
The EFCC pointed out that the @AbdulRashidBaw1 handle has witnessed a steady stream of followers, an indication that many have been hoodwinked into believing they were dealing with the EFCC chair.
The statement read: “The commission is alarmed that this prank by unscrupulous elements is unwittingly exposing suspecting citizens to potentially grievous manipulation by fraudsters. “Against this background, it is imperative to again warn that, these Twitter accounts are fake and have no link whatsoever with Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, Executive Chairman, EFCC.
“Those following the fake Twitter accounts are therefore doing so at their own risk.
“In the same vein, the commission wishes to remind the promoters of the fake Twitter accounts that their actions amount to impersonation or identity theft which is a criminal offence under the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.,) Act 2015.
“They are warned to desist or risk the full wrath of the law.”
Source: Naija News