An EFCC staff in Makurdi, Benue state, has been accused of “harassment” and “abuse of power” after she effected the arrest of the owner of Star Shawarma and other staff over a misunderstanding.
According to reports, the EFCC staff, whose name was given as Hembafan Toryila, made a purchase worth 1,500 Naira at Star Shawarma and transferred 1,600 Naira to the business’ account.
However, the business owners didn’t notice the alert on time and they kept contacting her about making payment.
When they finally noticed the payment she made, they called to apologize. But she wouldn’t forgive easily and allegedly vowed to deal with them.
On Wednesday, May 6, she allegedly mobilized uniformed men to go to the eatery and arrest the owner and staff. Following their arrest, the staff were reportedly detained at EFCC office in Makurdi.
A video of the arrest has been shared online. Also, a photo of the charge sheet has been shared. It shows that the owner of the eatery has been charged with “attempted fraud.”
Facebook and Twiter users have criticized this move and asked why the EFCC is involved in such a frivolous issue.
Below are Twitter reactions and videos of the arrest:
— Callings (@CollinsUma) May 7, 2020