The singer had on Tuesday morning alleged that some EFCC officials invaded his home, while he was sleeping with his six-month-old baby.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to allegation that its operatives invaded the home of Nigerian singer, John Njeng-Ngeng, popularly known as Skales.
The agency denied the claim.
Recall that the singer had on Tuesday morning alleged that some EFCC officials invaded his home, while he was sleeping with his six-month-old baby.
He claimed, “So #officialEFCC pulled up to my house with 3 men with guns and some with sticks and hammers lol, they broke my back door while I was sleeping on the bed with my 6month old daughter, imagine I had a panic attack Cz of my health issues…. Is this not a crime?”
But in an exclusive phone call with The PUNCH, the EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, stated that such claims by the singer were not true and unfounded.
Oyewale asserted that officials of the anti-graft agency do not conduct any raid and do not operate in such a manner.
He said, “Number 1, we don’t invade. Number 2, we don’t conduct any raids. Number 3, there are ways and rules to identify a regular EFCC operative.
“So, to all intents and purposes, all of his claims, they are totally removed from what an EFCC operation looks like.”
Oyewale also noted that the incident might be an allegation, as the invaders could be impersonators of the EFCC roaming around.
The EFCC Spokesman, therefore, called on the singer to come forward and provide evidence of his claims.
He added: “People can make allegations but the authenticity of the allegation viz a viz the reality on the ground concerning any organisation you’re talking about is important.
“There are impersonations all around, all over the place. So, they are not. We are very polite. We don’t do all those things.
“And I will want him to come forward, if he has photo evidence or video evidence, to show that’s it’s an EFCC thing, because we don’t have such things,” Oyewale added.