The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied freezing the bank account of Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun.
The anti-graft agency also said it did not place a freeze order on the accounts of members of his family, including popular musician, Davido.
The PDP on Saturday, 16th of September, alleged that the accounts of Adeleke family members had been frozen, describing it as “a recipe for crisis in Osun”.
Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, in a statement on Sunday, 17th of September, said the allegation is false.
“The commission calls on members the public to disregard the report, which is patently false and contrived to dress the agency with a partisan garb in the unfolding political contest in Osun State,” NAN quoted him as saying.
“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 EFCC frowns at the seeming attempts by faceless forces to drag it into the political fray.”
Meanwhile, Dele Momodu has however apologized for spreading fake news about the Adelekes’ frozen account.
The renowned journalist had confirmed that EFCC froze 7 bank accounts of the Adeleke family including the superstar singer, Davido and his politician uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
When news of the freezing of family accounts of the Adelekes was going viral, The Boss made a few calls to those who should be in the know and our source confirmed the story and even mentioned the accounts were in FCMB. We hereby withdraw it with sincere apologies…
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) September 16, 2018
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