EFCC Never Invited Me, I Went On My Own Volition– Ayim

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The former Senate President, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim on Wednesday explained that he went to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja, on his own volition to clear his name.

This was against reports of media that he was invited by the commission.

Anyim made the explanation in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Sam Nwaobasi, on Tuesday evening.

According to the statement, 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.

The statement, said, “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 3p.m., on Sunday, October 24.