The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has criticised Senator Babafemi Ojudu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, for his statement that the commission plotted with Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to freeze Benue’s State bank accounts.
Ojudu, in his recent article, ‘Fifth Columnists in our Recent History’, published on August 10, 2018, accused the EFCC of being an accomplice of Saraki in weakening the current administration and portraying it as ineffective.
“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.
Reacting, EFCC through a statement, refuted Ojudu’s claim, and told him to refrain from making statements on issues he knows nothing about.
“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.”
It also maintained that the commission acts after investigating matters.
“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,” the commission explained.