The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has advised the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) not to pay cash to its staff on official services rendered.
He noted that some AEPB staff had formed the habit of collecting cash payment from FCT residents on services rendered such as waste collections, connecting houses to the central sewage, among others.
“Some staff and fraudsters are now issuing payment receipts for services rendered, which have come to our notice.’’
He noted that some fraudsters in connivance with some bank officials created an account reading AEPB account and some FCT residents were ignorantly paying into it.
“What I am saying is that for every service that AEPB offers, you don’t need to pay cash, if you are asked to pay cash just know that those people are fraudsters or criminals.
“Even if they claim to be our staff, they are criminally minded staff engaging in criminal activities because that money is not coming into government pocket,” he said.
Edited by Grace Yussuf