21 January 2021 By Remi Johnson
Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has alerted residents of the activities of fraudsters who allegedly move around to extort money from event planners and other residents in guise of COVID-19 enforcement officers.
Head, Media and Enlightenment of FCT COVID-19 Enforcement Taskforce, Comrade Ikharo Attah who said he was informed about the ugly development, warned the public to beware of such criminal elements who parade themselves as agents of government.
Comrade Attah While debunking the rumours that members of his Taskforce were involved in the criminal act, disclosed that FCT Police Command has launched a manhunt for the criminal syndicate.
He further stressed that neither the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 nor the FCTA have authorised anyone to penalize violators of the health guidelines.
Comrade Attah added that it is only the Mobile Courts constituted by government has the right to penalize violators.
” We actually work on the platform of integrity having been set up together by the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello under the chairmanship of the FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma, we don’t go out asking people for money on issues relating to COVID-19 guidelines… But it’s quite disheartening and disturbing that we have heard such rumours” Attah Said.
By Remi Johnson