EFCC Takes Firm Stance Against Naira Abuse Among Celebrities


Following the recent arrest and sentencing of Bobrisky for Naira abuse, the EFCC has declared its commitment to investigating and prosecuting celebrities involved in similar infractions.

The anti-graft agency, through its spokesperson Dele Oyewale, emphasized that there would be no sacred cows in its efforts to curb Naira abuse.

In a statement released on Sunday, the EFCC disclosed that it is actively investigating several celebrities implicated in Naira abuse.

The agency’s Special Task Force against Naira Abuse and Dollarization of the economy, initiated in February 2024, is fully operational and has been receiving support from the public.

The EFCC urged citizens to refrain from engaging in activities that devalue the national currency, stressing the importance of collaborative efforts to uphold the integrity of the Naira.

It emphasized that old videos resurfacing on social media would be investigated, and going forward, new instances of Naira abuse would be rigorously pursued.

Celebrities found guilty of Naira abuse are urged to cooperate with the EFCC’s investigations, as the agency remains steadfast in its mission to enforce laws against financial crimes.

“On the issue of the works of the Commission against Naira abuse, dollarization of the economy and the enforcement of all extant laws relating to them, the EFCC appreciates the avalanche of public awakening, support and involvement demonstrated so far. Increasingly, members of the public are drawing the attention of the Commission to video recording of abuse of the Naira by Nigerians from all walks of life. These gestures amply demonstrate rising consciousness of the public to the sanctity of our national currency and the need for collaborative engagement to sustain the tempo.

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“To this end, the Commission will always investigate and prosecute anyone involved in the abuse of the Naira. Old videos being exhumed and flying around for the attention of the Commission are noted as the Commission is sensitive to the fact that its Special Task Force against Naira Abuse and Dollarization of the economy commenced operations on February 7, 2024. However, going forward, new videos of such infractions will be investigated and prosecuted.

“At the moment, the Commission is investigating several celebrities involved in Naira abuse. Many of them have made useful statements to the Commission and many more have been invited by investigators working on the matter. The EFCC will not relent in its no-sacred-cow mode of operations and the public should be wary of running afoul of laws against the crime,” the statement read.

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