A picture showing a popular Anambra business man and billionaire, Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana who was arrested by the EFFC earlier this week, with some supposed EFFC staffs who was cheering the billionaire as they shared a group picture, has surfaced online.
However, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the individuals in a trending photo with billionaire businessman, Obi Cubana are not the staff of the anti-graft agency. This claim was made public by the commission’s Head, Media & Publicity of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Friday November 5, described the report as fake and misleading imputation.
Uwujaren also hinted that EFCC will not hesitate to take necessary steps to address fake news that are potrayed by the haters of this government, who are seeking to drag EFCC’s hard-won name in the mud. Wilson Uwujaren, in the statement reads;
“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 further 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.