EFCC Warns Social Media activists Against Misinformation
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says that there is no iota of truth in a trending report that $42 million was found in the farm belonging to Senator Ahamed Markafi, warning the general public to be wary of activities of certain individuals by the names INNOCENT ONYEKACHI, ORITSETIMEYIN AKPOTEDJA ADJENUHGURE and ADEOLA SAM OPEYEMI who have been misleading Nigerians with false information about the activities of the EFCC.
Barely six hours after the Supreme Court judgement in the case of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where it ruled in favour of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, Adjenuhgure posted in his Facebook Timeline that $42 million was found in Sen. Makarfi’s farm by the EFCC “less than 2 hours after the Supreme Court judgment”.
EFCC in its statement said that while many unsuspecting Nigerians shared the unfounded post, others simply copied and re-posted as original, which generated myriad of reactions suggestive that the Commission was a tool in the hands of the Executive to further destabilize the PDP.
“Following efforts by the Commission to correct the erroneous and misleading information through its social media platforms, some who had no ulterior motive apologized and deleted the post. Sadly, ADJENUHGURE and OPEYEMI stood their grounds as they insisted that the story was true.
“We have considered it necessary to set the records straight and to advice social media activists to be wary of ADJENUHGURE and OPEYEMI who are out to sow seed of discord among Nigerians as there is no EFCC investigation on Senator Makarfi,” said Wilson Uwujaren, head media and publicity, EFCC.
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