EFCC says Magu's chief of staff never worked for lawyer

EFCC has denied claims that Magu's chief f staff worked for Femi Falana many hours after the SAN denied the claim.

Femi Falana SAN

In a statement by the anti-graft agency's spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, which was published in Punch on Thursday, April 6, 2017, the claims were described as solely untrue and falacious.

The EFCC described the report as malicious saying: “The allegations are not only unfounded but evil, as all the properties recovered from the former governor have been returned to the Bayelsa State Government.

“For the record, Olukoyede was not ‘seconded’ to the EFCC by Falana and he has never worked in Femi Falana’s Chambers. He was head-hunted based on his pedigree. Even if he had worked for Falana it may not have mattered as working for Falana is not a criminal offence in the nation’s statute."

Continue, the statement reads: “It is also important to state that Falana, SAN, is not a counsel for the EFCC and has never interfered in the operations of the agency.

“The author of the mischievous and misleading information went ahead to give the telephone number of the CoS and asked members of the public to call and enquire if he was indeed a former staff of Femi Falana’s Chambers. He has therefore been bombarded with unsolicited calls by members of the public.”

A recent publication by ThisDay Newspaper alleged that the Chief of Staff to the EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, was a former employee of the Chambers of Femi Falana.

The report also stated that Olukoyede was employed by the EFCC based on Falana’s ‘orders’.

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