EFCC speaks on alleged raising on team to probe outgoing governors

EFCC operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has described as untrue claims in a story published in a national newspaper that it has raised a team that will interrogate some governors whose tenures are about to expire on various allegations of corruption.

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.

But while faulting the report, EFCC in a statement by Tony Orilade, its acting spokesperson said “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.

“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 against any former governor.”