Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has alerted members of public on the activities of fraudsters using the name of top ranking officials of the commission to obtain money.
The spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, gave the alert on Thursday in Lagos.
"There have been cases of criminals using the names of the commission’s Director of Operations, Mr Olaolu Adegbite and the Executive Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, to extort money from persons purported to have petitions pending against them. .
"EFCC wishes to remind the public that it is not the practise for officials of the commission to seek payment or other forms of gratification from anyone, be he/she under investigation or not.
"Consequently, members of the public are strongly advised to report any solicitation for bribes in any guise by persons claiming to be officials or fronts for officials of the commission to any EFCC office to the nearest police station.''
The spokesman, however, said that the commission was intensifying efforts to track down members of the criminal gangs behind the illegal solicitations.