The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) reacts to the viral news alleging the agency of freezing seven accounts belonging to the Adeleke family.
The rumor alleged that the account of pop star Davido and his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, a gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State were frozen by the agency.
Meanwhile, Davido has been all over the social media, declaring his support for his uncle’s governorship bid and even performed at his rally on Saturday.
However, in a statement released on Sunday, the EFCC clears the air on the subject matter.
The statement Reads:
For the avoidance of doubt, at no time did the EFCC place a freeze order on any account belonging to members of the Adeleke family.
The purported freeze order which has unfortunately been amplified by pliable sections of the media without any attempt at confirmation,
is alien to the Commission and another example of fake news.
The EFCC frowns at the seeming attempts by faceless forces to drag it into the political fray and,
for the umpteenth time, restates its neutrality as a law enforcement organization that is sworn to uphold the law at all times, irrespective whose interest is at stake.
Meanwhile, Davido or any of the Adeleke’s is yet to make an official statement about the issue.