THE Public Complaints Commission has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to evolve more drastic strategies in tackling the menace of Ponzi scheme operators across the country.
The call was made on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by the state Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission, Dr. Alphaeus Paul-Worika, during a courtesy visit to the Port Harcourt Zonal Commander of the EFCC, Assistant Commander Aliyu Naibi, in his office.
The Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement issued on Tuesday and made available to newsmen.
Paul- Worika said Nigerians were groaning under the yoke of fraudulent practices of Ponzi scheme operators, saying only the EFCC could save the situation.
He further said the issue of Ponzi scheme was a perennial problem in Nigeria and Rivers State in particular.
“The EFCC should be more drastic in handling it. We know EFCC has the capacity to do this. You can blame people for getting involved in the scheme, but the truth is that many of them are deceived by the operators. EFCC should help those getting involved by cracking down on the operators,” he said.
He commended the anti-graft agency for its increasing success in tackling economic and financial crimes, stressing that his commission had a “natural relationship” with the EFCC.
In his response, Naibi appreciated the commissioner for his visit and restated the commitment of the EFCC to finding…