EFCC reacts to leaked audio of Magu allegedly saying ‘nothing will happen if Fayose dies in custody’

Ibrahim Magu
Ibrahim Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday reacted to an audio allegedly recording its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu claiming that nothing will happen if the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose dies in its custody.

But in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle, the anti-graft agency described the audio as the handiwork of mischief makers.

The agency urged members of the public to disregard the audio, describing it as false.

The tweets read: “#Alert The EFCC alerts the public of an audio recording currently circulating in the social media in which Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, purportedly made comments to effect that nothing will happen peradventure Ayo Fayose, ex-Ekiti governor dies in custody.

“Interestingly, the audio tape did not disclose the place where the conversation occurred and the person that Magu was supposedly talking to.

“Members of the public are advised to disregard this disingenuous creation an handiwork of mischief makers intent on distracting the EFCC from the serious work of wrapping up the investigation into the corruption allegations against Fayose.

“#Alert The audio recording is fake as the comments did not emanate from the Chairman of the EFCC.
Purveyors of this fake news especially a former spokesperson of a leading political party are warned to desist. #Fayose.”