The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday denied clearing the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma of alleged N3 billion fraud and other corrupt allegations.
This is just as it denied allegations that the FAAN MD was cleared of any wrongdoing after paying bribe to some EFCC officials and those of the Ministry of Transport.
A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, challenged anyone with evidence of such bribery to step forward with same.
The statement said: “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been drawn to a report entitled, ‘N3b Found In FAAN MD’s Bank Accounts Sparks Discontent Over His Clearance By EFCC And Shabby Running Of The Agency’, which appeared in an online news portal, with claims that the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma was cleared of corruption allegations by the commission after paying bribe to unnamed officials of the EFCC and the Ministry of Transport.
“The EFCC is scandalized by this report which is capable of raising doubts in the mind of the public regarding the integrity of the agency.
“As an agency that has zero tolerance for corruption, the Commission views with seriousness issues of integrity and has repeatedly asked those with evidence of corruption among the ranks of its officers to come forward, which in this case should have included the names of the officers allegedly involved, and the time and place where they collected the alleged gratification.
“But there was no such evidence in the report which to all intent and purposes appears contrived.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the EFCC wishes to state that at no time did it issue any clearance to any managing director of FAAN, which makes the story specious.
“The Commission urges the media to be a little circumspect in their reportage”.