Friday, July 14, 2017 10:53 am
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has asked two men it identified as the author of fake social media post that its operatives raided and discovered $42 million in the residence of former Kaduna governor, Ahmed Makarfi two hours after he was declared the authentic chairman of People Democratic Party, PDP by the Supreme Court to retract and tender apology to their followers for spreading false information.
The EFCC, in a Facebook post on Friday morning also said it has placed the two men “under watch.”
The anti –graft agency said the two men have been spreading the fake post about the alleged raid on residence on Makarfi without backing their claims up with any evidence.
In the Facebook post tagged “Faces of Misinformation, Distabilization,” with the pictures of the two men, EFCC said- INNOCENT ONYEKACHI ORITSETIMEYIN AKPOTEDJA ADJENUHGURE and ADEOLA SAM OPEYEMI misleading Nigerians with nonexistent information about a $42 million found in Sen. Ahmed Makarfi’ s farm by the EFCC less than 2 hours after the Supreme Court judgment on Wednesday.
“Nigerians beware of this merchants of evil and destabilization as they have continued to insist on their stories without any proof even when discerning minds have asked them to retract and apologise to their followers. They are however under watch.
On how the Facebook post were linked to the two men, EFCC had in a post on its Facebook pst late Wednesday said “A certain INNOCENT ONYEKACHI ORITSETIMEYIN AKPOTEDJA ADJENUHGURE on Wednesday July 12, 2017 maliciously posted, on Facebook, a misleading update that the EFCC raided Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s farm and recovered $42 million, less than 2 hours after the Supreme Court’s judgment.
“Investigations have revealed that Innocent made the post from Warri at exactly 20:30pm.
“Another ADEOLA SAM OPEYEMI shared the same post on his timeline and has continued to insist on the falsehood as true.
“Unsuspecting Nigerians have been feasting and sharing the post without recourse to further findings.
“The public is hereby informed that the EFCC did NOT visit Makarfi “LESS THAN TWO HOURS”. If we have reason to visit Makarfi or any other person, we shall do that and Nigerians will be carried along.
“However, on this, let us all hold Innocent accountable, Nigerians need further explanations from him, as to the misleading ‘news’. Until he comes up with further reasonable explanation, Nigerians need to know that Innocent is GUILTY.”