The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission released a statement on Friday stating that the letter in circulation supposedly from the office of the Chief of Staff asking the anti-graft agency to initiate a probe of some prominent political figures of the All Progressives Congress (APC)is fake.
Below is a statement issued by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren:
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to alert the public about a letter supposedly from the office of the Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan, mandating the Commission to initiate discreet investigation against some prominent political figures in the country.
The commission urges the public to discountenance the said letter as it is forged document, intended to mislead the people.
The features of the letter are markedly different from that on a genuine letter from the office of the Chief of Staff to the president.
As evidence that this is a clear forgery, we reproduce below the fake letter alongside a copy of an authentic letter from the same office.