The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued a warning to skit and filmmakers against the unauthorised use of its branded jackets and symbols.
In a statement on Wednesday, the anti-graft agency said the use of its brand in movie productions without approval is illegal.
EFCC said anyone discovered acting contrary to its advisory would be regarded as an impostor and made to face the consequences.
“The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to the activities of content creators, movies and skit producers who use EFCC-branded jackets, symbols, insignia and other accoutrements without authorization,” the statement reads.
“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 authorization, including vetting of scenes which purport to depict the operations of the commission, to ensure that false or misleading messages are not passed.
“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.
“Anyone found acting contrary to this advisory shall henceforth be treated as an impersonator and dealt with.”
In 2022, Usman Baba, the inspector-general of police (IGP), similarly warned motion picture practitioners against misusing police uniforms or using the same without prior approval.
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