We didn’t arraign Atiku, EFCC says

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied arraigning former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over alleged fraud of N75.3bn.

The commission said this on Friday in a statement signed by its Acting Head, Media & Publicity Tony Orilade January.

“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to an online report which claimed that the Commission on Thursday, January 9, 2020 arraigned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos for an alleged fraud of N75.3biilion and wishes to state categorically that nothing of such took place.

“The Commission also wishes to state that no statement or press release emanated from the spokesperson of the Commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren to that effect as claimed in the report, nor was there any involvement of any sort from the Commission’s prosecutor, Joy Amahian in the imaginary arraignment. It remains imagination of the author of the fake news.

“The Commission, therefore, urges the general public to disregard the fake news as handiwork of mischief makers.”

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