The FCT Administration has on thurday cautions schools of fake covid-19 inspectors.
Head, Media and Enlightenment of FCT COVID-19 Protocols Enforcement Taskforce Mr Ikharo Attah, disclosed this on in Abuja.
He said that fraudsters now go round to extort event planners and managers in the guise of being members of COVID-19 inspection team. Attah, who admitted to being inundated with such negative reports, debunked the rumours making round that members of his taskforce were involved in the criminal act.
He said that the FCT Police Command had launched a manhunt for the criminal syndicate, stressing that nobody was authourised to penalize violators of the health guidelines. He, however, stated that it was only the Mobile Courts, constituted by government, that had the right to penalise violators of COVID-19 protocols. According to him, any group of persons found extorting money from members of the public under any guise should be reported to the appropriate authorities for proper actions.
“We actually work on the part of integrity, having been set up by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, and under the Chairmanship of the FCT Commissioner of Police Bala Ciroma, we don’t go out to ask for money on issues that relates to COVID-19.”