- EFCC warns Nigerians to beware of two social media activists it describes as merchants of evil and destabilization
- The anti-graft agency places Innocent Onyekachi and Adeola Sam Opeyemi under watch for allegedly spreading misleading information
Mixed reactions have trailed the decision of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to place two social media activists under watch for allegedly spreading misleading information.
The anti-graft agency in a Facebook post on Friday, July 14, accused Innocent Onyekachi Oritsetimetin Akpotedja Adjenugure and Adeola Sam Opeyemi of peddling false information about a $42 million found in the farm of the PDP national chairman, Ahmed Makarfi by the EFCC, less than 2 hours after the Supreme Court judgement on Wednesday which sacked Ali Modu Sheriff as the party’s chairman.
The EFCC warned Nigerians to beware of the duo it described as merchants of evil and destabilization.
The Agency said both social media activist have continued to insist on their stories without any proof even after being asked them to retract and apologise to their followers.
The commission said it had placed the activists under watch.
See the post by the EFCC below:
However the post by the anti-graft agency has generated varied reactions from the Facebook wall of the commission.
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While some Nigerians faulted the anti-graft agency for what they termed media trial of both activists without seeking the proper legal channel, others commended the EFCC for doing a good job.
See to some reactions of those who faulted EFCC for placing the activists on watch.
See the reactions of those who commended the EFCC for its cation.
Meanwhile, EFCC on Friday, July 14, arraigned former Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice Innocent Umezuluike before an Enugu High Court for alleged corruption.
Umezuluike appeared before Justice Anthony Onovo on a one-count charge of using his office to confer corrupt and unfair advantage, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports.
The EFCC is accusing him of receiving N10 million donation from Chief Arthur Eze in February 2014, who was a litigant in a pending and concluded civil matter presided over by the former chief judge.
It said that Eze, the Chief Executive Officer of Oranto Petroleum LTD, made the donation at the launch of Umezuluike’s book “ABC of Contemporary Land Law in Nigeria.”
In the video below, the EFCC organised a march tagged ‘walk against corruption’ in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.