EFCC faults report linking it to ‘stolen N10.9 bn’
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has no one in its employ known as Jafaru Mohammed.
The anti-graft agency was reacting to a news story in which the said Mohammed was alleged to have stolen N10.9billion out of the N13billion seized from the National Intelligence Agency.
In its statement, the EFCC called the report, “false”.
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report by an online news medium, alleging that a certain Jafaru Mohammed whom it claimed stole N10.9billion from the NIA Ikoyi loot is an accountant of the EFCC.
“The claim is false and intended to mislead the public.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the EFCC has no accountant by name, Jafaru Mohammed and could not have appointed him to serve in another agency.
“It is infantile to suggest that the Commission would appoint an accountant for the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, which is not a department of the EFCC.
“The public is enjoined to discountenance the report which is dripping with mischief.
The EFCC had, in 2017, stormed a private property in Ikoyi, where it discovered huge sums of money in local and foreign currencies.
Then NIA Director-General Ayo Oke was believed to have laundered public funds; he has since been declared wanted after fleeing to evade arrest.