EFCC speaks on reported secret deal with Saraki

EFCC speaks on reported secret deal with Saraki



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has responded to an allegation by Femi Ojudu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s political adviser, that it and other security agencies were secretly working for the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

In an article on Friday, Ojudu insinuated that Saraki had been working with retired General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and the EFCC.

Reacting, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Sunday, dismissed the claim.

It read in part: “The Commission takes exception at the attempt to impute false motive to its investigative activities.

“The recent placement of a ‘Post No Debit Order’ on some accounts in Benue and Akwa Ibom States were the culmination of many months of painstaking investigation activities. To reduce such activities to the level of a stunt in a real or imaginary script by any politician is outrageous.

“It is important to state that the EFCC is NOT a party to the so called script by Saraki. Members of the public should disregard the innuendo in Ojudu’s article as it is unfounded.

“The Commission calls for circumspection on the part of political leaders, while urging them to seek clarification before making comments on matters they do not know about.”

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