According to recent media allegations, files implicating President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his close aides were hauled away from the ICPC’s office by employees from the Department of State Service (DSS). The ICPC has denied these claims.
The Commission’s spokesman, Azuka Ogugua, made a statement on Saturday in which she called on the public to dismiss these reports as untrue, unsubstantiated, and simply propaganda.
Despite the importance of the media in spreading knowledge, the ICPC stressed the need for journalists to practice ethical reporting.
The anti-graft agency voiced its dismay over the media’s disregard for journalistic standards and urged the press not to provide cover for the dissemination of false or disingenuous information.
There were no papers at the commission’s headquarters or any of its offices across the states that implicated President Tinubu or any of his close advisers, contrary to the report of Saharareporters. “Therefore, the public should disregard the alleged carting away of these fictitious files,” the statement added.
The Commission promised the public that it will continue its fight against corruption in Nigeria and asked the public to rely on authentic and verifiable information from official sources.