Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, EFCC, arrests advertising executive for ‘offensive campaign ads’ with its logo in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested an outdoor advertising executive for political advertisements that appeared on two billboards in Enugu bearing the name and logo of the Commission.

Following credible intelligence received by members of the commission’s Enugu command, it arrested a Baron Nnamdi, the designer, printer and alleged owner of the billboards hosting the offensive political campaign messages on Saturday.

The two Super 48 Sheet billboards located at the Otigba and Zik Avenue junctions in Enugu, carried offensive messages using the EFCC name to threaten the aspirations of some state politicians in the run-up to the 2023 general election, A statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s head of media and publicity, said on Sunday.

The statement noted that one of the posts read, “2023: Enugu PDP Learn From 2007 Election…EFCC COMES WITH KOBOKO ON CORRUPTED CANDIDATES.”

He added that Nnamdi “voluntarily made a statement to the Commission, saying he was hired by a media aide to a former deputy state governor with ambitions to become governor. He claimed he was paid N160,000 for the week-long campaign and that the former Deputy Governor’s media assistant provided him with the messages, EFCC logo and photos of the officers used for the campaign. advertisement”.

He further stated, “After his arrest, Commission officers visited both sites and removed the offensive advertisements.

“In the meantime, the Commission warns politicians to abide by the rule and refrain from dragging the EFCC into the political fray. has no role in the political process and should not be distracted.

“He further stated that he will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law to bear on errant politicians who continue to impersonate the Commission and its agents.”

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