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Reports on freezing of Adeleke’s account is fake news - EFCC

Reports on freezing of Adeleke’s account is fake news - EFCC

- EFCC calls on the public to disregard claims that it has frozen the accounts of members of the Adeleke family

- The commission frowns at what it described as attempts by faceless forces to drag it into the political dispute

- Fayose reacts to EFCC putting his name on watch list

The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleging that the bank accounts of a governorship contestant in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, had been frozen.

The party had alleged that the accounts of its candidate and those of his family members were frozen by the anti-graft agency ahead of the Osun governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22.

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But the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Sunday, September 16, described the claim as false.

He urged the public to disregard the claim which he termed as fake news, insisting that such allegations was intended make the commission appear bias politically.

“For the avoidance of doubt, at no time did the EFCC place a freeze order on any account belonging to members of the Adeleke family,” the EFCC said.

"The purported freeze order which has unfortunately been amplified by pliable sections of the media without any attempt at confirmation, is alien to the commission and another example of fake news.

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"The EFCC frowns at the seeming attempts by faceless forces to drag it into the political fray and, for the umpteenth time, restates its neutrality as a law enforcement organization that is sworn to uphold the law at all times, irrespective whose interest is at stake."

Meanwhile, the Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has reacted a letter by the EFCC to the Nigerian Customs to place him on a watch list. gathered that Fayose in reaction to a letter by the EFCC asking the Nigerian customs to monitor and arrest him anytime he wants to run away from the country said ‘putting my name on watch list after notification of my coming is not only political but petty.

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