By Ishaka Mohammed
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied claims that its staff took a selfie with a billionaire socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana.
This is in reaction to a picture trending online with the caption, “EFCC Crew poses for quick photograph with billionaire socialite and businessman Obi Cubana”.
In a statement released on Friday, November 5, 2021, by the commission’s head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-corruption agency considered the news of the photograph as fake.
“…at no time during his ongoing investigation, period in custody or release did Obi Cubana pose for photographs with EFCC staff,” part of the statement reads.
Proving the fakery of the alleged selfie, the agency quoted a popular security analyst, Uncle Deji, who traced the picture to October 2021, as against the claim that it was taken in the first week of November of the same year.
“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,” the post reads.
The commission held and interrogated Obi Cubana between Monday 1st of November, 2021 and Thursday of the same week.