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Dele Momodu admits spreading fake news about frozen accounts of Davido and the Adelekes

Nigerian media personality, Dele Momodu who few days ago confirmed that the EFCC froze the bank accounts of superstar singer, Davido and that of his uncle Senator Ademola Adeleke, has debunked his tweets.

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Dele Momodu had tweeted earlier;

“I refuse to believe that anyone, in the name of politics, would freeze the bank accounts of a hardworking family THE ADELEKEs including that of this young icon DAVIDO who has done our country very proud… God save our dear beloved nation… I pray it is fake news…”

Adeleke family accounts frozen; source of information unimpeachable. I repeat, the accounts of Adeleke’s family were FCMB Frozen….. you heard me? FCMB

However after the EFCC released a statement, stating that there was no truth in the report, Dele Momodu tweeted;

When news of the freezing of family accounts of the Adelekes was going viral, The Boss made a few calls to those who should be in the know and our source confirmed the story and even mentioned the accounts were in FCMB. We hereby withdraw it with sincere apologies…

Journalists must still trust their sources no matter the risk of error… No human is above mistakes. Only those who managed nothing in their lives are always perfect…

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Read the full statement from the EFCC below;

“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to media publications alleging that it had frozen the account of Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election and those of his family members, including the musician, David Adeleke (Davido).

“The Commission calls on members the public to disregard the report, which is patently false and contrived to dress the agency with a partisan garb in the unfolding political contest in Osun State.

“For the avoidance of doubt, at no time did the EFCC place a freeze order on any account belonging to members of the Adeleke family.

“The purported freeze order which has unfortunately been amplified by pliable sections of the media without any attempt at confirmation is alien to the Commission and another example of fake news.

“The EFCC frowns at the seeming attempts by faceless forces to drag it into the political fray and, for the umpteenth time, restates its neutrality as a law enforcement organization that is sworn to uphold the law at all times, irrespective whose interest is at stake.”

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