EFCC denies plans to implicate Ekweremadu

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has advised the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to verify reports before making public allegations.

The commission said it would not succumb to cheap blackmail.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren on Wednesday, EFCC debunked the claims by Ekweremadu that it was planning to plant cash and guns in his home, with the aim of arresting him and truncating his political career.

The anti-graft agency said, “such a plan only existed in the imaginative mind of the person who informed the Deputy Senate President of the alleged plot.

The Commission therefore, advised Ekweremadu not to lose sleep over such reports, if he had nothing to hide.

The statement said the EFCC did not need any dubious means to arrest Ekweremadu, since he had no immunity.

Although the EFCC did not state if it was investigating Ekweremadu or not, it said such allegations would not stop its operatives from doing their job.

“It must be emphatically stated for the benefit of Senator Ekweremadu and others, who share similar misconception and jaundiced views of the EFCC, that, the Commission does not need any grand plot to arrest and prosecute him, if he is found to have violated any law that EFCC enforces”, the statement reads in part.

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