Banks Sanitisation: EFCC Alleges Plot against Waziri


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has uncovered a plot to smear the image of the anti-graft agency and its officials especially its Executive Chairman, Mrs Farida Waziri through series of blackmail publications funded by some sacked bank executives who are now being prosecuted in court.

The plot which is being coordinated by a former top official of the Commission who equally has a pending criminal case against him, was hatched at a meeting in Abuja on Thursday January 14 between the former staff and a senior editorial staff of a Lagos based relatively new weekly newspaper to be used to kick start their campaign of calumny this week.

The Commission therefore wishes to alert the public about this evil agenda and assure all, especially the sponsors and executors of this campaign of falsehood that no amount of smear campaign will deter or distract the anti-graft agency and its officials from their commitment to the prosecution of those found to have breached the law.There is also the need to emphasize that the active involvement of the former staff does not confer any credibility on their campaign and will equally not stop the Commission from pressing criminal charges against him when investigation into his case is completed.

The noble men of the pen profession are therefore urged to investigate and verify information passed to them by this gang as their sole aim is purely blackmail and vengeance.

Femi Babafemi
Head, Media & Publicity

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