The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) yesterday accused Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu of raising false alarm that the agency was plotting to raid his residence and plant monies.
It said the antics of planting monies and guns in suspects’ houses were alien to the commission and that the alarm by the Deputy Senate President was not only strange but “smacks of a scripted propaganda to distract the commission by putting it on the defensive.”
It said Ekweremadu has nothing to worry over if there is nothing in his cupboard.
It, however, said that no amount of scare-mongering will dissuade the EFCC from enforcing its mandate to rid Nigeria of corruption.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren said the alleged plot only existed in infantile imagination.
The statement: “The commission wishes to state in very strong terms that it is not aware of any plot to set up Ekweremadu for any arrest.
“ If any agency is plotting to plant monies and guns in Ekweremadu’s residence, it is certainly not the EFCC as such antics are alien to the commission.
“This is not only very strange but smacks of a scripted propaganda campaign to distract the commission by putting it on the defensive.”