EFCC Speaks on Alleged Raid of Tinubu’s Home to Recover N400bn Cash

EFCC Speaks on Alleged Raid of Tinubu’s Home to Recover N400bn Cash

  • Nigeria's anti-graft agency, EFCC, has denied raiding the home of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, let alone recovering N400bn cash
  • The commission was reacting to a report circulating on social media with the claim that its operatives raided Tinubu's home and recovered the humongous amount
  • In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, February 19, the EFCC said the report is fake and urged Nigerians to disregard it

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FCT, Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied raiding the home of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The commission was reacting to a report circulating on social media with the claim.

EFCC/Tinubu's Home/N400 Billion
EFCC on Sunday, February 19, said the report claiming it raided Bola Tinubu's home to recover N400bn is fake. Photo credits: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

In a statement sighted by Legit.ng on Sunday afternoon, February 19, the EFCC also denied recovering N400 billion from the home of the former Lagos state governor.

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The anti-graft agency said its operatives did not carry out such an operation.

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"The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report circulating in the social media, claiming that operatives of the Commission raided the home of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forthcoming presidential elections and recovered a humongous sum of N400billion.
"The Commission wishes to state that no such operation was carried out by the EFCC. The public is enjoined to disregard the report as fake news," the statement read.

Nigerians react

Mchia Terkura commented on Facebook:

"There is no fire smoke without fire . There is a need to investigate this allegation."

Sharon Obi said:

"You should though. We don't want missed-their-way bullion vans lurking around the corner at bourdillon."

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Ifeanyichukwu Amaraku Steel said:

"There is something cooking somewhere."

Enujeke Prosper said:

"I wonder What EFCC is waiting for to raid all Presidential candidates and politicians going for elective positions."

Bonat Bonaventure La'ah said:

"In every rumours there is an element of truth, please I suggest that you should try that operation maybe u will recover that said amount. Thanks."

Court resumes trial of Governor Yahaya Bello’s wife, nephew over alleged N3bn money laundering

In another report, the Federal High Court in Abuja resumed the money laundering trial involving Rashida Bello, the wife of Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello and his nephew, Ali Bello.

The governor's nephew, Ali Bello was was one of the four defendants that the court remanded just after their arraignment on Wednesday, February 8.

The defendants are facing an 18-count charge bordering on criminal misappropriation and money laundering to the tune of N3,081,804,654.00.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nurudeen Lawal (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) Nurudeen Lawal is an AFP-certified journalist with a wealth of experience spanning over 8 years. He received his B/Arts degree in Literature-in-English from OAU. Lawal is the Head of the Politics/CA Desk at Legit.ng, where he applies his expertise to provide incisive coverage of events. He was named the Political Desk Head of the Year (Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award 2023). He is also a certified fact-checker (Dubawa fellowship, 2020). Contact him at lawal.nurudeen@corp.legit.ng or +2347057737768.

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