EFCC Warns Skit Makers Against Unauthorised Use Of Jackets, Symbols | #NwokeukwuMascot
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has warned content creators, movies, and skit producers against the unauthorised use of the agency’s branded jackets, symbols, and insignia in movies and skits.
This was made known in a statement issued by the agency’s Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday.
The agency said that the use of the EFCC brand in movies without authorisation was illegal and that anyone found guilty would be considered an impostor and dealt with appropriately.
The statement partly read, “The Commission wishes to notify the public that the use of the EFCC brand in movies without authorization is illegal. While the Commission appreciates the desire by some operators in the creative sector to produce movies/skits with plots around economic and financial crimes, it is incumbent on such operators to seek the Commission’s authorisation, including vetting of scenes that purport to depict the operations of the Commission, to ensure that false or misleading messages are not passed to the public.
“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.”