- Nigerians have been urged by the EFCC to disregard a fake report about the arraignment of former VP Atiku Abubakar
- The false report had claimed the commission arraigned Atiku for an alleged fraud of N75.3 billion
- The anti-graft agency said the fake report was the handiwork of mischief makers
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied a report claiming that it arraigned former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
According to the false report, Atiku was arraigned before Justice Mojisola Dada of the special offences court, Ikeja, Lagos for an alleged fraud of N75.3 billion.
The commission, in a statement released on Friday, January 10, by its acting spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said nothing of such took place.
The commission said no statement to that effect emanated from its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, as claimed in the report.
It added that neither was there any involvement of any sort from the commission’s prosecutor, Joy Amahian in the imaginary arraignment.
The anti-graft agency described the report as the handiwork of mischief makers and called on Nigerians to disregard it.
In another report, the commission denied claims by former federal lawmaker Senator Shehu Sani that he is being persecuted due to his criticisms against President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
Legit.ng reported that the EFCC insisted that Sani has questions to answer.
The ex-senator is in the EFCC custody for allegedly extorting one Alhaji Sani Dauda, a businessman of the sum of $24,000 (N8.6 million) under the guise of influencing the latter’s (Dauda’s) cases with the commission.
Recall that operatives of the anti-graft agency had on Wednesday, January 8, ransacked the Abuja home of Sani claiming they were there to look for incriminating evidence against him.
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