Why we freeze the accounts of Akwa Ibom and Benue – EFCC
The EFCC stated this in a statement on Sunday made available to newsmen by Wilson Uwujaren, the commission spokesperson while responding to a news article by Femi Ojodu who alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki was working with retired General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and the EFCC.
EFCC noted that the had not entered into any secret pact with Senate President Bukola Saraki.
“The Commission takes exception at the attempt to impute false motive to its investigative activities.” the statement noted.
“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.” he added.