Beware Of Blackmailers Using Our Name, Group Tells Nigerians
A socio-political group, Young Professionals, on Saturday in Abuja raised the alarm over plots to use its name to blackmail top government officials.
The organisation specially said has decided to place the public and top government agencies on notice, saying as a responsible group, it would not be a party to blackmail.
The YP in terse statement by its Director of Publicity, Abdul Umar, warned that anybody or organisation who relates with the blackmailers does so in his or her own risk.
Umar said, "We want to put Nigerians and top government agencies on notice that we are not party to any blackmail and threat on spurious and unfounded allegations. We are a responsible body of young Nigerians from different ethnic backgrounds but committed to contributing our quota to national development. Our motive is to stand for justice and accountability in Nigeria.
"While we have anti-corruption as a major pillar of our mandate, we frown at attempt to extort and blackmail top government officials in key agencies such as the NNPC, NAPTIN, CBN, UBEC, PTDF, TETFUND, among others. It is not in our character to engage in such acts and conducts.
"Consequently, we call on top government officials to be wary of false petitions and extortionist ploys. We are also calling on anti-graft and security agencies to take note and take appropriate measures to put an end to this menace."