The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied reports that it raided the home of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and recovered a sum of N400billion.
In a statement released on its official Twitter handle, the anti-graft agency described the reports as “fake news” and urged the public to disregard them. The statement also made it clear that no such operation was carried out by the EFCC.
This development comes after a viral video on social media claimed that EFCC operatives raided Tinubu’s home and found cash stacked in different currencies. The video sparked outrage among Tinubu’s supporters, who accused the EFCC of bias and persecution.
However, the EFCC has refuted the claims, stating that they have no evidence to support the allegations. The agency also reiterated its commitment to the fight against corruption and urged the public to report any suspicious activity that may undermine the country’s efforts to tackle corruption.
The denial by the EFCC has put to rest the speculations and rumors that had been making rounds on social media platforms. The agency’s swift response to the allegations is commendable, as it helps to dispel false information and maintain public trust.
It is important to note that the EFCC has been in the forefront of the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The agency has recorded several successes in recent years, with high-profile convictions of corrupt individuals and recovery of looted funds.
However, the agency has also faced criticism over its handling of some cases, with some accusing it of being selective in its approach. The EFCC has, on several occasions, denied these allegations, stating that its operations are guided by due process and the rule of law.
The EFCC’s denial of the raid on Tinubu’s home should serve as a reminder to the public to always verify information before sharing or believing it. Social media platforms have become a breeding ground for fake news and misinformation, and it is our responsibility to ensure that we do not contribute to the spread of false information.
The EFCC’s commitment to the fight against corruption in Nigeria should also be applauded, and efforts should be made to support the agency in achieving its objectives. By working together, we can build a corruption-free society that promotes transparency, accountability, and good governance.