The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a personnel who works for an outdoor agency over an offensive billboard advertisement in Enugu state.
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.”
”Powered by concerned Enugu citizens in Scotland”
Wilson Uwujaren the EFCC spokeman in the state said that the commission has arrested One Baron Nnamdi the designer ,printer and owner of the Billboards.
Upon interrogation 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.