EFCC denies shooting at KWASU students

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Toheeb Kolawole

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has debunked the claims that its operatives shot students during an operation at Kwara State University hostels.

The commission, In a statement signed by the EFFC Head of Media & Publicity, Dele Oyewale, and shared on their official X handle, on Friday, stated that no student was shot.

The EFCC noted that the story of the shooting reported by Sahara Reporters was false.

The statement reads: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to alert the public about a false story published by an online news platform, Sahara Reporters and headlined: “BREAKING: Operatives of Anti-Graft Agency, EFCC, NDLEA Shoot At Students During Raid on Kwara State University Hostels”.

“The said report was fabricated as the Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC neither visited Kwara State University on Thursday, February 22, 2024, nor had any joint operation with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

“The only operation by the Commission happened a day earlier and involved the arrest of 48 students of Kwara State University. It was a well-coordinated and professional exercise devoid of any incident. And no other agency was involved in the operation.

“The public is enjoined to be wary of fabricated stories designed to mislead the public about the works of the EFCC or incite the people against the Commission.

The EFCC according to the statement said they are totally committed to attacking any forms of economic and financial crimes in the country.

“EFCC remains focused, un-fazed by blackmail and totally committed to its mandate of tackling all forms of economic and financial crimes in Nigeria,” the statement read.

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