EFCC Dismisses Report of Atiku’s Arraignment over Alleged N75.3bn Fraud.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Friday dismissed an online report which claimed that the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, had been arraigned before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos over an alleged fraud of N75.3 biilion.
“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 N75.3 biilion and wishes to state categorically that nothing of such took place,” EFCC said.
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The commission added 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,” EFCC declared.
The commission urged the general public to disregard the “fake news as handiwork of mischief makers.”
Atiku, a presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had last year dismissed the allegations of corruption against him in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.
According to him, “It is disgusting to continue to spin allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct while in office.”
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