I did not direct EFCC to probe Akpabio, says Omo-Agege

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has denied asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

According to Senator Omo-Agege, a letter mentioned to have emanated from the Clerk of the Senate, performing on his behalf and requesting the performing Chairman of the anti-graft company, Mr Ibrahim Magu, to examine the Minister did not come from him.

Describing the doc as pretend, the Deputy President of the Senate, insisted that he by no means instructed the Clerk or some other individual to contact the EFCC to examine any particular person.

A press release signed by Yomi Odunuga, particular adviser, Media and Publicity, to the Deputy President of the Senate, reads: “The consideration of the Office of the Deputy President of the Senate has been drawn to a letter dated seventh May, 2020, purportedly written by the Clerk of the Senate, performing on behalf of the Office of Deputy President of the Senate, requesting the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to examine and monitor the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and one different.

 

“This Office hereby states that the mentioned letter is fake, pretend, malicious, mischievous and vexatious.

“This Office by no means instructed the Clerk of the Senate, or in truth any individual, to write to or contact the EFCC in relation to any individual.

“In the sunshine of the foregoing, we want to urge the general public to disregard the pretend letter, similar being the handiwork of an individual or individuals with prison intents.”

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