Helena Duru’s Allegations False, Misleading – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has responded to a viral Instagram video from the account of “@Iamhelenaduru,” a Nollywood actress who claimed that EFCC agents had beaten her.

“Checks by the Commission, however, flagged Helena Duru, an upcoming actress, as a mere publicity-seeking player, with a poorly-scripted claim that has fallen flat in the face of unassailable facts available to the commission,” a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said.

“In her script, she was quick to include five names of officers she claimed came from the Cybercrime Section of the Enugu Command of the Commission. Characteristically, EFCC’s  officers don’t wear name tags nor move around with bulldozer- shaped equipment to pull down security doors, Duru claimed.

“Rather strangely,  that she was assisted by a little boy, to a Police Station at 3:44 am but met the station shut. It is important to note that Police Stations are not civil service ministries that ‘close’ in the evening. Even more preposterous is the fact that she never went back, at daybreak, to lodge a complaint.

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More poignantly untenable is the fact that her purported assault of July 21, 2022, which has not been logged nearly two months later at the Police Station is only being brought to public glare on September 2, 2022!! Such a scene could only stand on a typical Nollywood fiction series.

“Such claims by Duru, like all other stranger- than- fiction, click-baiting, sympathy-seeking ploys,  do not merit a response but for the need to avoid “silence is acquiescence” stance of mischief makers. Deeper checks on the matter only showed that, certain blackmailers could be bandying some known names in the Enugu Zonal Command to settle some scores.

“The Commission, strictly guided by its Standard Operational Procedure, would not succumb to blackmail or any sleight of hand by any character. The poorly-scripted video would be further analysed for more forensic details and possible legal action to dissuade those who seem to be making an industry of falsely accusing and maligning the Commission. Members of the public are enjoined to ignore Duru’s claims. EFCC’s officers are not assaulters or terrorists,” he stated.