The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday accused the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, of raising false alarm that the agency was plotting to raid his residence and plant monies.
It said the antics of planting monies and guns in suspects’ houses were alien to the commission.
It said the alarm by the deputy senate president was not only strange but “smacks of a scripted propaganda campaign to distract the commission by putting it on the defensive.”
It advised Ekweremadu to sleep easy if he is not involved in the looting spree that seems to be the pastime of many Nigerians in the corridors of power.
EFCC, however, said no amount of scare-mongering would dissuade the commission from vigorously enforcing its mandate to rid Nigeria of corruption.
A statement issued by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the alleged plot only existed in the fertile imagination of Ekweremadu.
The Deputy Senate President had earlier on accused the EFCC of planning to plant guns and money in his house in order to arrest him.