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Why We Featured Social Media Influencer Ade At Our Event – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC], says it takes notice of the public reaction to the speaking engagement of Adedamola Adewale. (aka Ade Herself) at the NYSC Orientation lecture of August 31, 2023, in Lagos.

Ade Herself, a Social media influencer Ade Herself, who teamed up with the EFCC, on Thursday delivered a speech at the NYSC orientation camp in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos during a sensitisation programme.

She had cautioned corps members against internet fraud.

The event had attracted wide criticisms, with many questioning the integrity of the Social media Influencer who had been arraigned for alleged internet fraud, to featured at the event.

But the anti-graft agency in a statement on Monday said, “Noting with many questioning the Commission’s wisdom in recruiting a purported fraud suspect to educate the youths against cybercrime. The public’s concern is duly acknowledged.

“Unfortunately, most of the comments bordered on lack of information on the status of the case involving Miss Adewale.

“It is important to state that the fraud charges brought against the Influencer by the Commission had been determined. Indeed, her presence in the Commission is pursuant to the judgement of the court that ordered the Commission to tap her talent as an actress, skit maker and social media influencer in a programme of reformation to dissuade other youths from getting entangled in cybercrimes. Her engagement with the Commission is part of her non-custodial sentence.”



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