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EFCC denies arraigning Atiku Abubakar, says report is fake

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has described as fake news a report claiming that the commission had arraigned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos.

Recall that an online newspaper had reported that Mr Abubakar had been arraigned over an alleged fraud of N75.3biilion.

Reacting to the report, through a statement on Friday, Tony Orilade, the EFCC’s acting Head of Media & Publicity, urged the general public to disregard the fake news as the handiwork of mischief-makers.

The statement read: “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to an online report which claimed that the Commission on Thursday, January 9, 2020 arraigned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos for an alleged fraud of N75.3biilion and wishes 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, 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 and fake news.

“The Commission, therefore, urges the general public to disregard the fake news as the handiwork of mischief makers.”

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