The Economic and financial crime commission (EFCC) has announced via the commission’s verified Twitter Account that it has arrested a blogger identified Mr Dikeocha Chukwuebuka who published a fake tweet purported to be the commission’s cell in Portharcourt.
The Port Harcourt Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Usman Imam who announced the arrest while briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt today, February 27, 2020 said the suspect was picked up at about 4pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 .
Describing the report as most embarrassing he said “I want to assure the suspect and indeed the media, that the Commission will follow through this investigation and ensure that justice is served in accordance with the law,”
He also urged social media influence’s to be weary of fake news.
Recall that EFCC had on February 12, 2020 vowed to apprehend the promoter of a report in the social media, which falsely claimed that the Commission’s holding facility is overcrowded, while detainees are allegedly subjected to mistreatment.
In the photo that went viral on social media, Mr Dikeocha Chukwuebuka with Twitter handle @TheRealDayne claimed that the photo was EFCC’s detention center and that suspects were treated with contempt