Following a viral audio recording of the Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu saying that nothing will happen if the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose dies in the EFCC custody, the EFCC has urged the general public to disregard the audio as it is fake.
Recall that Fayose has been in custody of the anti-graft agency since he turned himself in on Tuesday.
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 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.”