By Toby Prince
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied rumours that it arraigned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday for alleged fraud of N75.3 billion.
The anti-graft agency in a statement on Friday by its acting spokesperson, Tony Orilade, described reports of Atiku’s alleged arraignment before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos, as fake.
“We wish to state categorically that nothing of such took place. The Commission also wishes to state that no statement or press release emanated from the spokesperson of the Commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, to that effect as claimed in the report,” the statement said.
“Nor was there any involvement of any sort from the Commission’s prosecutor, Joy Amahian, in the imaginary arraignment. The story remains the authors imagination of fake news.”