July 24, 2024

EFCC condemns filmmakers over illegal symbols use

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has condemned, in the strongest terms, the film producers over unauthorized use of symbols in movies and plays.

It maintained that such usages were contrary to the rule of law.

The Head of Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, unveiled this in a statement on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

It said, “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to the activities of content creators, movie producers, and skit producers who use EFCC-branded Jackets, symbols, insignia and other accoutrements without authorization.”

It continued by commending the good intentions of some actors to educate the public on economic and financial crimes through content creation, stressing that it has to be done with the permission of the commission, otherwise, offenders shall be dealt with as impersonators.

The Commission also restates its unwavering partnership with ministries that promote zero tolerance for crimes and transgressions.

“It is incumbent on such operators to seek the Commission’s authorization, including vetting of scenes which purport to depict the operations of the Commission, to ensure that false or misleading messages are not passed to the public,” the EFCC said.

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It added, “The Public Affairs Department of the Commission is adequately equipped to work with motion picture practitioners desirous of partnering with the Commission in using films and skits to educate the public, especially the youth, on the dangers of economic and financial crimes.

“Anyone found acting contrary to this advisory shall henceforth be treated as an impersonator and dealt with accordingly.”

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