A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and APC chieftain Malam Nuhu Ribadu has denied a viral social media post that alleged he linked some powerful individuals to banditry facing the nation.
Ribadu in a media chat with news men in Abuja disclosed that the news is fake.
“The fake statements have been attributed to me and I’ve tried in many social posts debunk them. However, I still get calls from people all over the globe to confirm or verify whether I made the statements.
“I’ll continue to say that I never said some powerful individuals are behind the sponsorship of bandits for political purpose.”
Ribadu has thanked the traditional for not delving into circulating the news while caustioning that misinformations like this may bring conflict.
“The Rwanda Genocide started from the peddling of fake news and it ended up leading to the loss of close to one million lives. It was the same trend with Sierra Leone and Liberia. There’s no benefit for anyone,” he said.