EFCC debunks alleged Lagos “stop and search” operations

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File Photo: Headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, Nigeria.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked reports that its operatives are involved in “stop and search” operations in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.

The anti graft agency on Wednesday night in a statement by its Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale avowed that none of its operatives was in such operations.

“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been drawn to some spurious news circulating in the social media, linking its Operatives with some contrived “Stop and Search” operations around Lekki axis of Lagos State.

“We wish to state very clearly that our Operatives were not and can never be involved in such operations”, Oyewale said in the statement.

He further distanced its operatives from the act emphasizing the professionalism of the agency.

“EFCC is a professional law enforcement agency and should not be linked with any traffic management operation on our roads.”

Oyewale however, enjoined members of the public to ignore such insinuations.