The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) on Saturday denied reports doing the rounds on social media that its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa and Tunde Ayeni, the Chairman of the defunct Skye Bank (now Polaris), had a deal.
Dismissing the report, the Commission in a statement sent to Newsbreak.ng said the story is “absolutely false”.
“The attention of the Commission has been drawn to a so-called “exclusive’’ news report making the rounds on social media to the effect that the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa and Mr. Tunde Ayeni, are travelling together, abroad, on a clandestine, self-serving mission.
“The story, which vainly tries to push a certain malodorous agenda, is absolutely false,” the EFCC said.
“If it were not for its potential to confound and confuse the unwary, the Commission would have ignored the story. However, there is every need to set the facts straight.
“Furthermore, while the EFCC Chairman is at this time on an approved mission abroad, Ayeni, whom the fiction-turned-news story says is on a clandestine trip with Mr. Bawa, is, from checks, right here in Nigeria. A cursory check would have confirmed that.”