“Our staff did not take a selfie with Obi Cubana” –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reacted to the viral photo and claims that its staff took a selfie with Cubana Club boss, Obinna Iyiegbu, while he was in custody.

Obi Cubana was arrested and detained for three days by the EFCC for alleged money laundering and tax evasion.

Upon his release on Thursday evening, there was a viral photo of the Club boss and EFCC officials, making the rounds on the internet. Obi Cubana was seen taking a selfie with the Commission personnel. 

Some of his fans believed the photo was taken while he was in EFCC custody. Some made captions suggesting that the EFCC officials had to mellow to take a selfie with Cubana because of his wealth and status.

Reacting to these claims, The EFCC said in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren. The statement reads with the title;

“Obi Cubana Did not Take Photo with EFCC Staff”

“The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to fake news trending on social media with the caption, ‘EFCC Crew poses for a quick photograph with billionaire socialite and businessman Obi Cubana’.

The caption is as fake as any fake news can ever be because, at no time during his ongoing investigation, a period in custody or release did Obi Cubana pose for photographs with EFCC staff.

Members of the public are therefore advised to ignore the fake news and misleading imputation which has been traced to the social media account of Sabi Radio (sabiradio), which first went to town with the fake news at 1.06 pm on November 5, 2021. Sabiradio’s watermark is telltale on the photograph.”

The commission threatened to take urgent steps to address this and other fake news seeking to drag its hard-won name and professional reputation in the mud.

Meanwhile,  The PUNCH also learnt that the photo was taken last month at the book launch of Col. Chukwu Obasi at the Nigerian Army Resource Center Asokoro, Abuja.

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