EFCC denied raising team to quiz out-going Governors

EFCC denied raising team to quiz out-going governors.

According to the statement by its acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, in Abuja on Sunday, said that the reporter who wrote the story did not give the composition and terms of reference of the purported teams reportedly set up to quiz the outgoing governors of Ogun, Imo, Zamfara and others whose tenure would end by May 29.

Press statement from the EFCC. Read below.

It is instructive to note that the reporter did not give the composition and terms of reference of the purported teams set up by the EFCC.
As the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to a lead story of Sunday Punch Newspaper of March 31, 2019, titled: “EFCC raises teams to quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari as immunity ends”.

The newspapers had claimed that ahead of May 29, 2019, handover date to newly elected states helmsmen, the Commission has set up teams to probe some governors accused of perpetuating acts of corruption.

The report is a figment of the imagination of the reporter as everything about the setting of the teams ended with the first paragraph without details of such teams being set up.

Again, the story is not true, as the EFCC does not go after anybody, including ex-governors on speculative ground.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission only act after the investigators have done a thorough job on any individual or firm involved in corruption related cases.

The Commission wants to advise our stakeholders, including our friends in the media to be circumspect and verify their stories before going to press.

Members of the public are therefore advise to disregard the story as no team has been set up again

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