The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged Nigerians to disregard what it described as ‘fake news on former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s arraignment.’
The EFCC, in a statement by its acting spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said its attention has been drawn to an online report which claimed the commission on Thursday, January 9, 2020 arraigned former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos for an alleged fraud of N75.3biilion and wishes to state categorically that nothing of such took place.
“The commission also wishes to state that no statement or press release emanated from the spokesperson of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, to that effect as claimed in the report, nor was there any involvement of any sort from the commission’s prosecutor, Joy Amahian in the imaginary arraignment.
“The story remains the author’s imagination and fake news. The commission, therefore, urges the general public to disregard the fake news as handiwork of mischief makers,” it added.
Meanwhile, EFCC said Senator Shehu Sani has a case to answer in the ongoing investigation into his alleged $25,000 extortion.
A statement by Orilade said: “The commission wishes to state that Senator Shehu Sani is currently facing criminal investigation, and he is being detained by the EFCC in very conducive environment, based on a valid court order.