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EFCC Denies Being Ordered To Investigate Opposition Leaders
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has refuted the allegation in some sections of the media that it was ordered by the presidency to secretly investigate key opposition figures including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and All Progressive Party, APC, leader Bola Tinubu.
In a statement issued on Friday by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency described the letter purportedly written by the Chief of Staff to the President, Jones Arogbofa, which allegedly directly the EFCC to “clandestinely investigate” opposition leaders as a forged document.
The statement urged Nigerians to ignore the letter, observing that it was meant to misinform the public.
The EFCC spokesman pointed out that the letter is markedly different from a “genuine” one from the office of the President’s Chief of Staff a sample of which is provided.
The letter now termed fake by the commission, purportedly written on February 19 by Arogbofa listed a number of opposition figures including Abubakar, Tinubu, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, governors Rotimi Amaechi, Magatakarsa Wammako, Rabiu Kwakwanso, Adams Oshiomole, Bukola Saraki, of Rivers, Sokoto, Kano and Edo states respectively senator.
Also on the list are former governor of Kwara and Gombe states, Bukola Saraki and Dnjuma Goje respectively.
Below are the “fake” and genuine letters