EFCC denies freezing Adeleke family’s accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied freezing the bank accounts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and his relation, a popular musician, David Adeleke, known as Davido.

The commission said at no time did it place a freeze order on any  account belonging to members of the Adeleke family, noting that the reports of frozen account were “another example of fake news.”

The EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a release on Sunday, said the agency would not be dragged into the political fray, noting that it would uphold the rule of law at all times.

The agency said, “The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to reports that it had frozen the accounts of Senator Ademola Adeleke and those of his family members, including the musician, David Adeleke.

“The commission calls on members of the public to disregard the reports, which are patently false and contrived to dress the agency in a partisan garb in the unfolding political contest in Osun State.

“For the avoidance of doubt, at no time did the EFCC place a freeze order on any account belonging to members of the Adeleke family. The purported freeze order which has unfortunately been amplified by pliable sections of the media without any attempt at confirmation is alien to the commission and another example of fake news.

“The EFCC frowns upon the seeming attempts by faceless forces to drag it into the political fray and, for the umpteenth time, restates its neutrality as a law enforcement organisation that is sworn to uphold the law at all times,  irrespective whose interest is at stake.”

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