We didn’t give Alamiyeseigha’s belongings to Falana – EFCC

by Azeez Adeniyi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked reports that properties recovered from late former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha were given to human rights lawyer, Femi Falana.

The EFCC debunked the report in a statement by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday.

There had been reports that the Chief of Staff to the EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ola Olukoyede, is a former employee of the Chambers of Femi Falana.

The reports also claimed that the EFCC employed Olukayode based on Falana’s recommendation.

The EFCC has however described the reports as nonsensical and malicious.

The statement said, “The allegations are not only unfounded but evil, as all the properties recovered from the former governor have been returned to the Bayelsa State Government.

“For the record, Olukoyede was not ‘seconded’ to the EFCC by Falana and he has never worked in Femi Falana’s Chambers. He was head-hunted based on his pedigree. Even if he had worked for Falana it may not have mattered as working for Falana is not a criminal offence in the nation’s statute.

“It is also important to state that Falana, SAN, is not a counsel for the EFCC and has never interfered in the operations of the agency.

“The author of the mischievous and misleading information went ahead to give the telephone number of the CoS and asked members of the public to call and enquire if he was indeed a former staff of Femi Falana’s Chambers. He has therefore been bombarded with unsolicited calls by members of the public.”

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