Beware of fake Bawa Twitter accounts masquerading as genuine – EFCC to public

By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja (Precise Post) – Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the general public to beware of fake accounts masquerading as genuine handle of the Executive , Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.

The Commission which raised the alarm on Sunday in a statement signed by Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren urged public to note that the fake account include: @AbdurasheedBawa, @AbdulrBawa and @AbdulRashidBawa1.

According to the statement, one of the fake handles: @AbdulRashidBaw1, which was created in February following the appointment of Bawa as EFCC Chair, has witnessed a steady stream of followers, an indication that many have been hoodwinked into believing they were dealing with the EFCC Chair.

“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 accounts are fake and have no link whatsoever with Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, Executive , EFCC.

Those following the fake twitter accounts are therefore doing so at their own risk, the statement said.

In the same vein, the Commission wishes to remind the promoters of the fake twitter accounts that their actions amount to or identity theft which is a criminal offence under the (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.,) Act 2015.

They are warned to desist or risk the full wrath of the law.

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