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EFCC denies conspiring with Saraki against Buhari


Senate President Bukola Saraki (middle) at the National Assembly …yesterday.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied claims made by President Buhari’s aide that it plotted with Senate President Bukola Saraki to freeze Benue’s State bank accounts.

Special Adviser to the president on political matters, senator Babafemi Ojudu in his recent article titled “Fifth Columnists in our Recent History’, accused the EFCC of conspiring with Saraki in weakening the current administration.

“From the shenanigans at the Benue House of Assembly, to the siege on National Assembly, the attack on judges’ 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.” Ojudu claimed.


But, the EFCC said the claims of scripted scenes by the president’s aide were untrue, urging the public to disregard such claims.

“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , has been drawn to a widely syndicated article by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the President on Political Matters entitled, fifth Columnists in Our Recent History, wherein he portrayed the Commission as a conscript in the devious plots by Senator Bukola Saraki to undermine the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari,” EFCC said in a statement.

“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.”

EFCC disclosed that “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.”

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