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EFCC denies quizzing outgoing govs

By Adekunle Adebayo, Abuja

The anti-graft agency – the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday rebuffed a report that it has set up teams to quiz some outgoing state governors.

It had earlier been reported in some sections of the media (not SAHEL STANDARD) that the EFCC had raised team to quiz some outgoing governors.

The commission described the report as untrue, in a statement made available to journalist in Abuja by its acting spokesperson.

Mr Orilade said that the reporter who wrote the story did not give the composition and terms of reference of the purported teams reportedly set up to quiz the outgoing governors of Ogun, Imo, Zamfara and others whose tenure would end by May 29.

According to the statement, “It is instructive to note that the reporter did not give the composition and terms of reference of the purported teams set up by the EFCC.

“The report is a figment of the imagination of the reporter’s mind, as everything about the setting up of the teams ended with the first paragraph without details of such teams being set up.

“Again, the story is not true, as the EFCC does not go after anybody, including ex-governors on speculative ground.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission only acts after the investigators have done a thorough job on any individual or firm involved in corruption-related cases.”

The commission, however, asked the public to disregard the story, “as no team has been set up against any former governor.”

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