How To Make Complaint To The EFCC (2023)

If you would want to make a complaint or lodge a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), then this write-up will be a guide to get through. This piece will also highlight in details the steps to carry out the process. But first let’s know what this organization is all about and what will necessitate making a complaint to them.



In Nigeria, there are certain organization and government bodies that regulates monetary issues. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is one of those organization. The commission is obliged to examine and indict extortion and laundering based crimes in Nigeria. The EFCC was formed in 2007, and from that point forward has gotten the ‘falcon’ for spotting bad and fake practices in the financial institutions.

One way the EFCC works is to manage petitions which are sent to it by individuals. So for example, in the event that you are engaged with transactions with somebody, and this person does false engagement in the business, you may at that point write a request to the EFCC so they can examine the matter. When the matter reaches the concerned body, they will indict the person.

The EFCC is a nationwide body with operational offices in Lagos, Rivers, Ibadan, Enugu, Kano, Gombe, Kaduna, Borno, and Edo States. The national headquarters of the EFCC is in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.


Although, several ways exist in reporting someone to the EFCC, the best way is to call the Department of Internal Affairs of the EFCC at 094604628 or you can reach them via their compliant email at to submit your petition. They will furnish you on how to make a complaint about report someone to the EFCC. Here is a rundown guide on how to lodge a petition to the commission:


It’s important to note that your report must be addressed to the body before they may consider it. Here, you ought to guarantee that the appeal is named suitably, pick a heading/title which enough sums up why you are composing the request, for example – ‘Fake Misappropriation of Funds’. All petitions that you plan to write or compose ought to be routed to the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This letter should be forwarded to 5, Formella Street, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

In the event that you need to give a request through any of the nine zonal offices, at that point you should go through the Head of Operations of those areas.


Definitely, information is important for issues concerning finance like this. In your request to the EFCC, you should guarantee you give the office which as much data about the issue.  Aside from an elegantly composed title, you need to guarantee that all that you remember for the body of the appeal isn’t just authentic yet as brief as could really be expected. The request isn’t all the data the EFCC should research and arraign the case, it is the data they will require to decide if they will have to examine the complaint.

A tip on how to get speedy response is that your write-up should be constructive. This means that you need to introduce your request in a proficient and expert way. Preferably, a request should introduce the realities consecutively and sequentially, giving details of dates, times, areas and people included.


A complaint or petition to the EFCC is an important matter, and it ought not be messed with. You should make a complaint when there has been a veritable evidence executed on you or your organization. Attach all important proof to the appeal which could incorporate receipts, photographs, reports, numbers and so forth.

If it’s a less issue that’s isn’t that serious, note that it isn’t right to make malignant or unjustifiable petitions to the EFCC. Doing that will imply stressing EFCC, yet could likewise land you in a tough situation as in addition to the fact that it is an offense by you. Also, it could likewise prompt you being sued by the individual who the appeal is unfairly recorded against. Contingent upon the conditions, you could be sued for the misdeed of maligning or possibly the misdeed of false accusation.


When making an important petition of this nature, it’s pertinent to have a legal counselor or lawyer to help you. The importance of this legal expert is not just on the grounds that the he or she would have experience writing petitions, yet additionally in light of the fact that the legal advisor will actually want to bring out or feature certain realities which would be significant in clarifying the legitimate issues engaged with the appeal.


The report duly addressed and signed should be forwarded to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission head office. Alternatively, complaints and petitions might be submitted at zonal offices, the administrative center, or even by email.  These petitions should be written, dated and endorsed by the petitioner. This is so the EFCC realise who is making the request, and can circle back to the person to get more information or explanation.

Do remember to sign and incorporate the dates when you are going to transfer the appeal. That is the manner by which the EFCC will know the applicant. Subsequent to presenting the request you are probably going to be reached by officials of the commission. They can get to a solicitor to discover more information about the case.


Let’s look at what the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission remarks about reporting someone or making a complaint to them. Normally, EFCC recognises corruption, which is an issue that has become an exceptionally great concern in Nigeria. Along these lines, it’s important to write about any monetary problems or issues made by your bank, office, or any other place to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.


Along the line, after you are done with the submission, you can get to the officials of EFCC and enquire for a feedback of the petition. Also, you will be notified on the outcome of the process through the means of contact you gave. Remember that any request or complaint ought to be legitimate and not false accusation. Also, you should give all essential information about the case in the body of your petition.

The Author

Mfonobong Daniel

Daniel is an Editor on Nigerian Infopedia who craves for writing, researching and also watching soccer.


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  1. Sir,
    I, Mrs. Rita R. Victor writing to forward a complain to your about a scammer hacking Facebook accounts and posting scam messages to defraud Nigerians. On 24th September, 2021, the scammer hacked my Facebook account Rita R. Victor and posted a scam message under my name. The scam message on my Facebook account was accompanied with an MTN line 07065624249 to reach out to him as the admin of CONNECT INVESTMENT. Presently, he has full control on the account. Please help me out. My name is being used to scam Nigerians.

  2. My name’s are Akhere Matthew I just you to call this Number this person his a Yahoo boy his a scanner big time

  3. my account was debited with the sum of {150} one hundred and fifty thousand Naira, by one Mr LEO that called himself UBA COSTUMER CARE SERVICES. please i really need help. UBA has ruined my life. i need help.

    please please and thank you.

  4. Akande Dele Emmanuel

    Fraud from Boldgain investment…
    I was referred to a WhatsApp number from Fb ,.. The admin who’s number is 09037390543,called the platform Ceo mr Samuel Emmanuel who’s number is 0814495529 who together cajoled me into paying the sum of #65,000 to the acc of Mr Festus Olatunji, of polaris bank ,6011901704. , now they have refused to pick my calls… All transfer details are available… Pls hep me

  5. Akande Dele Emmanuel

    Boldgain investment scammed me online ,,I have all the evidence … Bank details, phone numbers, voice call recoding…. Pls help me , they are now hot on the social media fb to be precise … Many Nigeria’s will fall victim if not taken care off … Thanks in anticipation… Akande D Emmanuel ,08030550325.

  6. Please on the matter on De general arrest yesterday the fair man has no right to slap a citizen before being found guility is that bastard his father what that… why would you slap him i respect your office very well and the works you do i appreciate but that man on red should be dealt with.. As i watched the video i was disappointed very big fool if you don’t know it is not right to hit a citizen without any right just rubbish

  7. Flutterwave scam me of $400 on the 15-2-22 and $740 on the 19-2-22, í want you to guide me on how to report the matter to EFCC officially. All the the evident are with me. Thanks

    1. What? Thats a heavy sum. You have to send the EFCC a mail using the above information

  8. My name is sgt Aminu Abdullahi No27pfm katsina state police command my complaint is that
    Some scammas a using peoples profiles in Facebook informing peoples Opay investment company
    The scammas phone number 09126790195-09136349988
    Their office is in Abuja
    For your information sir

  9. Ogidan Bose oluwatosin

    My name is Mrs ogidan Bose oluwatosin, I was also scamed on Facebook with sum amount of 23,000, from one favourite apperel claim to be selling clothes in Abia state

  10. Henry is my name, l have been seriously scam by online trading platform investment, (naira rain promo) whom are using Nigeria celebrity to pose in other to scam individual of their money,
    I want them to be arrested and prosecute them immediately

  11. Another set of Scammer know as AFGOLD REBIRTH TEAM previously they named themselves as AFRIC GOLD, after they had fraud the numbers of people with previous name,they were now rebirth to new name as AFGOLD. I am one of the participant that I used my money to invest. Up till now can’t withdraw my money.They registered with whatsapp number 09070045260.And their Admin group leaders are 08103117393 and 09070045260

  12. Timilehin Balogun (234) 91597469222 and Paul Clinton (44)742525231383 (also known as Goody are Nigerians who are part of an international Internet Fraud scheme that extorted $300,000. from me. Paul is the front guy who poses as a civil engineer in Bristol England and initiates a romance scheme. Most of the money was transmitted through cryptocurrency but Timilehin received the money at Fidelity Bank in Asaba through World Remit. They have others in the scheme who are operating a “fake” bank that takes your personal information. I have details on how their scheme works and information that they are currently still running this scheme. I have filed an FBI report in the US where the money originates, and a report with Action Fraud in the UK since Paul Clinton pretends to live there. However, they are all located in the Osina and Asaba areas in Nigeria. They have been running this scheme for over five years. They need investigating.

  13. Please I want you to investigate this app it’s fraudulent activity I don’t understand ( fairmoney is the app name

  14. Plz how do I contact the efcc…I want to lay a complain

  15. dear EFCC
    I forwarded a petition on OPAY and their customer to you and its more than 24hr and no legal action has been taken , amount involve is 404000 pls kindly look into it

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