No files implicating Tinubu in our possession – ICPC

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has denied the validity of a report claiming that the State Security Service (SSS) had taken away files containing incriminating evidence against President Bola Tinubu and his associates from its office. ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, issued a statement dismissing the report as fake and unfounded. According to the statement, ICPC clarified that it never possessed such files in any of its offices nationwide. The commission emphasized that the report was baseless and urged the public to disregard it.

In a clear and unequivocal statement, ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, emphasized that there were no files implicating President Bola Tinubu or his close aides at any of the commission’s headquarters or offices throughout the country. She further clarified that the alleged incident of carting away such fictional files was baseless and should be disregarded by the public. ICPC stood firm in refuting the report and reiterated its commitment to conducting its operations with integrity, transparency, and adherence to due process.

Ms. Ogugua emphasized the importance of adhering to the principles of the journalism profession while fulfilling the role of informing the public. While ICPC acknowledged the media’s responsibility to disseminate information, it urged media organizations to exercise caution and not become a platform for spreading falsehoods and baseless reports by individuals with ulterior motives. She reiterated that the commission’s communication channels were open for clarification and confirmation, encouraging journalists to reach out for accurate information instead of perpetuating unsubstantiated claims. By upholding the standards of responsible journalism, the media can contribute to the dissemination of factual and reliable information.

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