We Are Not Probing Makarfi, Says EFCC

Filed in News by on July 15, 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday said the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi was not under any investigation.

Reports of alleged investigation of Makarfi by the Commission emanated on social media few hours after the Supreme Court ruled in his favour.

The report which went viral claimed that the Commission found $42million in Makarfi’s farm hours few hours after the apex court judgement.

The Commission while describing the report as false and misleading in a statement in Abuja by Spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren also alleged that peddlers of the information were out to sow seed of discord.

The statement reads: “The EFFC hereby warns the general public to be wary of the activities of the duo of Innocent Onyekachi Oritsetimeyin Akpotedja Adjenuhgure and Adeola Sam Opeyemi who have been misleading Nigerians with false information about the activities of the Commission.

“Barely six hours after the Supreme Court judgment in the case of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where it ruled in favour of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, Adjenuhgure posted in his Facebook Timeline that $42 million was found in Sen. Makarfi’s farm by the EFCC “less than 2 hours after the Supreme Court judgment”.

“While many unsuspecting Nigerians shared the unfounded post, others simply copied and reposted as original which generated myriad of reactions suggestive that the Commission was a tool in the hands of the Executive to further destabilize the PDP.

The statement further reads: “Following efforts by the Commission to correct the erroneous and misleading information through its social media platforms, some who had no ulterior motive apologized and deleted the post.

“Sadly, Adjenuhgure and Opeyemi stood their grounds as they insisted that the story was true.

“We have considered it necessary to set the records straight and to advice social media activists to be wary of Adjenuhgure and Opeymi who are out to sow seed of discord among Nigerians as there is no EFCC investigation on Senator Makarfi”.


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