The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked allegations by an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari that the Commission and other security agencies may have been working for the benefit of the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The rebuttal came through a statement by its Head, Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwajaren, who stated that the anti-graft agency will not tolerate any attempt to impute false motive to its investigative activities.
Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, in an article entitled, fifth Columnists in Our Recent History, had portrayed the Commission as a conscript in the devious plots by Senator Bukola Saraki to undermine the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Ojudu, “From the shenanigans at the Benue House of Assembly, to the siege on National Assembly, the attack on judges home in the night, the so called barricade of the Senate President’s house, the laughable kidnap of Boy Dino and ‘his eleven hours on a tree’, the freezing of Benue and Akwa Ibom accounts all are scripted, produced and acted by Oloye Productions”.
But the Commission said that it took an exception at the attempt to impute false motive to its investigative activities.
According to the EFCC, the recent placement of a ‘Post No Debit Order’ on some accounts in Benue and Akwa Ibom States were the culmination of many months of painstaking investigation activities, noting that to reduce such activities to the level of a stunt in a real or imaginary script by any politician is outrageous.
“It is important to state that the EFCC is NOT a party to the so called script by Saraki. Members of the public should disregard the innuendo in Ojudu’s article as it is unfounded,” the statement stated.
The Commission calls for circumspection on the part of political leaders, while urging them to seek clarification before making comments on matters they do not know about.