The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied that some pictures trending on social media of detainees in its Port Harcourt zonal office, are not of their facility.
In a statement released by the anti-graft agency a day after the photos went viral, Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman said the photos posted by @TheRealDayne, were mischievous and a calculated attempt to smear the agency’s reputation.
The statement reads:
“It is important to further clarify that EFCC detention centres are known for their remarkable care for detainees in line with our avowed respect for human rights and dignity.
“The Commission can state without fear of contradiction that our Port Harcourt detention facility, like all others across the country, is further bolstered by a well-equipped medical centre that attends to the health needs of detainees, who are further fed three square meals daily from the same canteen that service officers and men of the Commission eat from.”
“This has left us with no other choice than to investigate the brains behind it and to consequently take any further needful action that may serve as deterrent to all other mischief-makers in this mould.
“It is well understood that the intention of this misleading tweet is to embarrass the Commission.”
The commission also released the image of its holding facility at the Port Harcourt Zonal office.