The eye of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC has been drawn to a information report entitled, Magu’s Chief of Staff Under Investigation for Bribery and Unalwful Enrichment, which was printed by on-line information platforms, First Weekly Journal, and Nigeriannewsdirect, alleging that Mr. Ola Olukoyede, Chief of Staff to Ibrahim Magu, performing chairman EFCC, is underneath investigation for alleged corruption.
The publications purports that Mr. Olukoyede defrauded some outstanding “Nigerian(sic)…underneath the guise of aiding (sic) to curry (sic) from his boss, Ibrahim Magu.” It went on to listing an unnamed former Niger a State governor and a outstanding Chief from the southwest amongst his alleged victims. The latter, the publications claimed, misplaced N100m to the Chief of Staff!
The salacious claims continued with the unusual revelation that EFCC “found a thoughts-boggling quantity of cash in his private accounts”, which supposedly compelled the Vice President to order an inner probe.
The icing was the disclosure that Mr. Olukoyede was detained and thereafter positioned on suspension.
The narrative and the problems raised are unusual to the EFCC. So far as the Fee is worried, Mr. Ola Olukoyede is just not underneath any investigation and will, due to this fact, not have been detained or suspended. The Fee has no document of any petition by anyone calling into query the integrity of the Chief of Staff. So tales a couple of former governor or a outstanding south west chief accusing him of improper doing are at finest fictional.
Consequently, the Fee is inclined to dismiss these publications because the handiwork of mischief makers who’re out to impugn the hard-earned repute of Mr. Olukoyede for causes that aren’t clear.
The Fee consequently enjoins members of the general public to ignore the publication for what it’s : faux information!