‘EFCC not part of any Saraki script’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ronald Mu­tum

The Economic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC) has de­nied claims that its in­ves­ti­ga­tion into fi­nan­cial crimes in Benue State is a stunt al­legedly scripted by Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki.

EFCC spokesman, Wil­son Uwu­jaren in a state­ment yes­ter­day said the com­mis­sion’s at­ten­tion has been drawn to a syn­di­cated ar­ti­cle by Sen­a­tor Babafemi Ojudu, spe­cial ad­viser to the Pres­i­dent on Po­lit­i­cal Mat­ters en­ti­tled, ‘Fifth Colum­nists in Our Re­cent His­tory’.

Uwu­jaren noted that the EFCC took ex­cep­tion to the ar­ti­cle, where Ojudu por­trayed the com­mis­sion as a con­script in the plots by Saraki to un­der­mine the lead­er­ship of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

Ojudu said in his ar­ti­cle that, “From the shenani­gans at the Benue House of As­sem­bly, to the siege on Na­tional As­sem­bly, the at­tack on judge’s 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,” he said.

Uwu­jaren, how­ever, noted that, “the com­mis­sion takes ex­cep­tion at the at­tempt to im­pute false mo­tive to its in­ves­tiga­tive ac­tiv­i­ties.”

He said “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.

“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 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.”

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