The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied the report that staff of the commission took photograph with popular Anambra businessman, Obi Cubana after his release from the commission’s detention, IgbereTV reports.
Obi Cubana was released by the commission on Thursday 4th October 2021, after spending three nights with investigators who grilled him on alleged tax fraud, currency abuse and money laundering.
Shortly after his release, a photo of him together with other people reported to be members of staff of the EFCC was shared online.
EFCC denied the report, and stated that the photo was taken during a book launch at Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja in which Obi Cubana attended as a guest.
EFCC wrote on Facebook;
“Obi Cubana Did not Take Photo with EFCC Staff
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to fake news trending on social media with the caption, “EFCC Crew poses for quick photograph with billionaire socialite and businessman Obi Cubana”.
The caption is as fake as any fake news can ever be because, at no time during his ongoing investigation, period in custody or release did Obi Cubana pose for photographs with EFCC staff.
Deji Adesogan a.k.a Uncle Deji, a popular security analyst using his social media handle, has further debunked the fake news, saying:
“This post is deliberately misleading, this picture was taken 7th October 2021 during a book launch of Colonel Chukwu Obasi at Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja in which Obi Cubana attended as a guest”.
Members of the public are strongly advised to ignore the fake news and misleading imputation which has been traced to the social media account of Sabi Radio (sabiradio), which first went to town with the fake news at 1.06 pm on 5 November, 2021. Sabiradio’s watermark is telltale on the photograph.
The Commission shall not hesitate to take urgent necessary steps to address this and other fake news seeking to drag EFCC’s hard-won name and professional reputation in the mud.
Head, Media & Publicity
5 November, 2021″