I never attempted stopping EFFC from investigating me

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state has said that, he had never at any time prevented the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) from performing its functions as widely misreported.

The Governor in his reaction to widely reported news and comments which misrepresented Justice Binta Nyako’s reaffirmation of an earlier declaratory judgement, said, he rather went to court to clear his name.

In a statement issued by El Rufai’s counsel, A.U Mustapha (SAN), the governor of Kaduna state said that he approached the court in 2009 to clear his name when he was being smeared by the anti-graft agency.

Mustapha (SAN) reiterated that, ‘at no point did Malam Nasir El-Rufai seek to stop the EFCC from performing its statutory functions. He went to court in 2009 to defend his reputation against an EFCC that was leaking and smearing, not investigating.’’

According to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, ‘’EFCC sustained a media campaign that N32bn was…

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