The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked the report that it has frozen the accounts of Senator Ademola Adeleke and popular musician, David Adeleke, known as Davido.
Ademola Adeleke is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State.
EFCC said the report was an attempt by some faceless people to drag it into politics.
In the denial made in a statement issued by its spokesman, Mr. Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the commission called on the public to disregard the report.
The report reads: “The commission calls on members the public to disregard the report, which is patently false and contrived to dress the agency with a partisan garb in the unfolding political contest in Osun State.
“For the avoidance of doubt, at no time did the EFCC place a freeze order on any account belonging to members of the Adeleke family.
“The purported freeze order which has unfortunately been amplified by pliable sections of the media without any attempt at confirmation is alien to the commission and another example of fake news.
“The EFCC frowns at the seeming attempts by faceless forces to drag it into the political fray.”
Fayose to EFCC: Putting me on criminal watch list is petty
By Agency report..
The Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for putting his name on its watch list, describing such move as political and petty.
The EFCC had written the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to place Fayose on criminal watch list, warning that contrary to his letter that he would submit himself for probe after he must have handed over to the Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, on October 16, he might run away.
But in his reaction as contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, on Sunday, the governor said he was not ready to run away and that they should expect him.
The statement reads: “EFCC, when a woman is being brought to you as a wife, you don’t have to peep through the window to see her. As I said in my letter, Insha Allah, I will be in your office on October 16, a day after the expiration of my tenure.
“EFCC putting my name on watch list after notification of my coming is not only political but petty. I’m not among those who are afraid to face tomorrow. Nobody is God.
“They should expect me on October 16, 2018.
“I will remain in PDP not minding their intimidation.”