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EFCC ARREST POLITICIAN’S AIDE OVER OFFENSIVE THREATENING CAMPAIGN BILLBOARD

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested an outdoor advertisement executive over a political advertisement about the 2023 elections.

The advert on two billboards in Enugu State had the name and logo of the commission.
The messages on the boards sited at Otigba and Zik Avenue junctions threatened some politicians over the general polls.

One of the messages reads: “2023: Enugu PDP Learn From 2007 Election… EFCC IS COMING WITH KOBOKO ON CORRUPT CANDIDATES.”

A statement on Sunday by the spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said operatives arrested Baron Nnamdi, the alleged designer, printer and owner of the billboards.

Nnamdi claimed he was contracted by a media aide to a former Enugu deputy governor who is in the governorship race.

The suspect said he was paid N160,000 for the one week campaign and that the aide supplied him with the messages, EFCC logo and pictures.
“The commission visited the two sites and pulled down the offensive advertisement”, Uwajaren noted.

The statement warned politicians to play by the rules and refrain from dragging the EFCC “into the political fray”.

The anti-graft agency vowed to “bring the full weight of the law to bear on errant politicians” who impersonate.

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