EFCC Denies Reports That Staff Posed With Obi Cubana For Photograph
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has reacted to the alleged photo of Obi Cubana and its operatives after his release.
In a post via their official Instagram account, the anti-graft agency dismissed this as a false claim, while stating that personnel of the agency never took a quick photograph with the billionaire.
According to the body, the picture was taken on 7th October 2021 during a book launch of Colonel Chukwu Obasi at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja in which Obi Cubana was in attendance.
They also vowed to take action against the source of the misleading content.
The post reads:
“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.
Uncle Deji, a popular security analyst, using his social media handle, has 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 therefore 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.”