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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

EFCC releases statement explaining why it visited the premises of the Sun newspaper

On Monday, EFCC operatives stormed the premises of The Sun newspaper. In this statement released later in the evening, the agency explained why its operatives visited the publishing house. Read the statement after the cut...


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of today, June 12, 2017 visited the head office of the Sun Newspaper in Lagos. The visit which lasted for less an hour was part of routine efforts to ascertain the state of the assets of the publishing company which is subject of subsisting interim forfeiture order. Prior to the visit, the Commission had written to the management of the company to account for its management of the assets for the period of the subsisting court order.
The Commission still awaits the response of the Sun and will not be distracted by any attempt to whip up sentiments by alluding to an appeal which has been pending for ten years. The Commission’s action is without prejudice to any appeal and only meant to verify the integrity of the assets.
Contrary to claims in a statement released to the media by the management of the Sun, no staff of the media outfit was molested or intimidated for the few minutes that operatives of the Commission spent in the premises of the company. The claim that “EFCC operatives subjected our staff to crude intimidation, psychological and emotional trauma, even as some of the men accused our organization of publishing pro-Biafra, Boko Haram , and Niger Delta Militant stories ,” is strange and clearly the figment of the imagination of the Sun.
There was no reason to molest anybody as the commission has always related professionally with the publishing outfit. The attempt also to link the visit to the acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu’s threat to sue the organization over a libelous publication is also diversionary. Magu is pursuing that option in his private capacity and his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, did write the Sun and his letter was widely published in the media on March 31, 2017.
Wilson Uwujaren

8 comments:

nigeria newspaper said...

EFCC is messing up big time now

Anonymous said...

Abegi!magu efcc APC are all liars

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

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hrm paul said...

Leave magu hand go soon meet am wat has d efcc got to do with sun.Did the sun share from the dasuki loot

pioneer m said...

That's more reason Nigeria is so divided. Apc is The worst government ever in Nigerian history. Government of the north by the north. Tunumbu made greatest mistake that about to consume Nigeria just for tribal interest.

pioneer m said...

That's more reason Nigeria is so divided. Apc is The worst government ever in Nigerian history. Government of the north by the north. Tunumbu made greatest mistake that about to consume Nigeria just for tribal interest.

Anonymous said...

Efcc that gives my boss laptop to work in their cell..

Anonymous said...

How many Apc has he arrested and pesacuted

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