by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said denied the allegation that a People’s Democratic Party Governorship candidate Mr Jarret Tenebe who was arrested for oil theft named certain people in the government as being involved in the operations.
In a statement issued on Friday, the EFCC denied that it was being directed by any group or individual to shield the suspect from investigation and prosecution
The Head of Media and Public Affairs of the commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, admitted that though the suspect was under investigation for oil theft, there was no evidence that he was being promoted by the top officials named by the online medium.
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report entitled, Crude Oil Theft: PDP Governorship Candidate Jarret Tenebe Arrested, Implicates Jonathan’s former Chief of Staff, Anenih and Petroleum Minister, which appeared on Saharareporters, an online news service, on Thursday, September 11, 2014.