The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied freezing the bank accounts of Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming Osun State Governorship Election.
The anti-graft noted that it did not place a freeze order on David Adeleke’s account (aka Davido) or any account belonging to members of the Adeleke family, adding that the reports of frozen account were “fake news”.
Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman of the EFCC, on Sunday noted that the anti-graft would not be dragged into the political fray.
“The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to reports that it had frozen the accounts of Senator Ademola Adeleke and those of his family members, including the musician, David Adeleke.
“The commission calls on members of the public to disregard the reports, which are patently false and contrived to dress the agency in a partisan garb in the unfolding political contest in Osun State.
“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 upon 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 organisation that is sworn to uphold the law at all times, irrespective whose interest is at stake.”