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EFCC refutes finance unit is under siege

21 November 2013, 07:32Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied reports the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) was “under siege” from state security.

The Commission in a press statement, said, “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to a publication by a certain Johnson Ayorinde alleging a siege on the operations of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU.”

“The Commission wishes to implore stakeholders and members of the public to disregard the publication which is patently false and intended to create confusion in the wake of the recent redeployment of the former acting director, Ms Juliet Ibekaku, an assistant director in the Commission,” it added.

EFCC said the presence of armed security at NFIU was to safeguard security of workers.

“There is no unusual presence of armed security at the premises of the NFIU beyond what is necessary to secure its facilities and staff. In addition, the Commission has no record of complaints of denial of access or intimidation from anyone who has business to conduct with the organization,” the commission stated.

– CAJ News.


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