- Dr Tunde Ayeni has debunked rumour that he is in EFCC custody
- He said the reports was being carried by journalist who failed to verify from him
- He urged the society to ignore any report of his detention
Contrary to reports by some online publications, Dr Tunde Ayeni has said he is not in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detention.
In a press statement signed by Dr Ayeni's Special Adviser, Mr Ademola Adedoyin, the reported detention was described as a piece of mischief and total falsehood been peddled by idle minds.
The statement reads: "As at this evening when the story was streaming in some online publications, Dr Ayeni was at home in Abuja having a quiet weekend.
"The antics of these mischief makers is obvious for the discerning to decipher. Can a man in EFCC detention be at home at the same time.
"While the mischief makers are busy with their unproductive antics, Dr Ayeni and people of like minds are busy working hard on how to generate employment, grow the economy and return Nigeria to the path of prosperity. He will not be distracted by this campaign of calumny and orchestrated media onslaught against him."
The statement further implore journalists to always verify their reports before going to town with them as this is the only way the media can remain credible in the discharge of their function as the fourth Estate of the Realm.
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"Dr Ayeni operates an open door policy and any journalists desirous of the truth could have put a call across to him," the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, Mr Adebayo Adelabu, a deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was alleged to have been grilled in Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday August 7.
He was also alleged to have connived with former minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Reports have it that the deputy governor of CBN who was interrogated was admitted to administrative bail by the anti-graft agency.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of EFCC staff staging a walk against corruption: