Why I Was Detained By The EFCC – Former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim

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The former SGF stated in a statement made by his Media Adviser Sam Nwaobasi that he went to the anti-graft agency’s office on his own to prove his innocence, which had been referenced by someone under investigation by the anti-graft agency.

Anyim said the officer in charge was thrilled to meet him, but he was taken aback when he was told he couldn’t leave the office by 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.

 “Anyim who was also a former Secretary to the Federal Government went to the commission to clear his name which was mentioned by someone under investigation by the anti-graft agency.

“So, Anyim had been inundated with inquiries from friends, associates, PDP faithful and the general public.

“These were with regards to media reports that he was invited and detained ‘as part of an investigation in a case of alleged corruption and diversion of public funds.’

“It has, therefore, become necessary to put the records straight on what went on between Sunday, 24, to Tuesday, 26 of October.

“Senator Anyim got information that some person invited by the EFCC in connection with some matter it was investigating mentioned his name in the statement made to the EFCC.

“Determined, as always, to ensure that the truth prevails, Senator Anyim reached out to the officer handling the matter and offered, of his own volition, to come over to the EFCC to clarify any issues around which his name was mentioned.

“The officer was delighted and they agreed to meet in his office at the EFCC by 3pm, on Sunday, October 24.

“After his engagement, during which Senator Anyim was as candid as could be, to his utter surprise, he was told he would not be going home that day.

“By the next day, the EFCC gave the conditions for his release, which were met promptly.

“It took up to Tuesday, 26, for EFCC to complete their processes after which he was allowed to go home.”

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