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EFCC confirms attack on its website, disowns lawyer who allegedly resigned from the agency to join the #EndSARS protest

 


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that there have been attempts to breach its website over the weekend.

The anti-graft in tweets shared on its official Twitter handle, also asked members of the general public to disregard claims of a lawyer resigning from the agency to hitch the #EndSARS protest. 

Dominic was accused of pulling a stunt as he "merely served as a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member within the Port Harcourt zonal office of the Commission from November 2019 to October 16, 2020 when he completed his service .

It read; 

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to a report trending within the social media regarding a particular Dominic Akpan who claims to have resigned from the employ of the Commission to join the #EndSARS Movement.

He cited undisclosed “ugly experiences” he had within the Commission for his action.

The EFCC wishes to tell the general public that Akpan isn't a staff of the Commission. He merely served as a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member within the Port Harcourt zonal office of the Commission from November 2019 to October 16, 2020 when he completed his service .

He therefore couldn't have resigned from the EFCC to join the #End SARS Movement.

The stunt by Akpan is nothing but crass opportunism. And, seeking to achieve his selfish objectives riding on the crest of the popular protests by the youth, clamouring for institutional reform in Nigeria, is a disservice to the #EndSARS Movement.

The EFCC therefore urges members of the general public to disregard the report, additionally to the one which also claims that the Commission’s website had been hacked.

Though there have been attempts, over the weekend, to compromise the web site by some cyber criminals the attacks were successfully repelled. The EFCC website is up and running.



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