Abuja—The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied clearing the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN’s Managing Director, Sale Dunoma, of alleged N3 billion fraud after collecting N750 million bribe.
The commission said in a statement by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, that it felt scandalised by the false report by an online medium. The portal had alleged that some unnamed EFCC officials collected the bribe and shared it with some top officials of the Ministry of Transport and the Presidency. But the commission said there was nothing like that, saying “the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report entitled N3b Found in FAAN MD’s Bank Accounts Sparks Discontent Over His Clearance by EFCC and Shabby Running of the Agency.
“The online medium came out yesterday with claims that the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, was cleared of corruption allegations by the Commission after paying bribe to unnamed officials of EFCC and the Ministry of Transport. “The EFCC is scandalised by this report, which is capable of raising doubts in the mind of the public regarding the integrity of the agency. “As an agency that has zero-tolerance for corruption, the commission views with seriousness issues of integrity and has repeatedly asked those with evidence of corruption among the ranks of its officers to come forward, which in this case should have included the names of the officers allegedly involved, and the time and place they collected the alleged gratification. “But there was no such evidence in the report, which to all intent and purposes appears contrived.
For the avoidance of doubt, the EFCC wishes to state that at no time did it issue any clearance to any managing director of FAAN, which makes the story specious. “The commission urges the media to be a little circumspect in their reportage.”