By Chioma Iruke
Nigeria’s former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, has debunked reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the weekend.
Anyim, in a statement via his Media Aide, Sam Nwaobasi, revealed that he came to the commission on his own volition to clear his name after he was fingered in a corruption case.
“Anyim had been inundated with inquiries from friends, associates, PDP faithful and the general public. These were with regards to media reports that he was invited and detained “as part of an investigation in a case of alleged corruption and diversion of public funds.”
“It has, therefore, become necessary to put the records straight on what went on between Sunday, 24, to Tuesday, 26 of October. Senator Anyim got information that some person invited by the EFCC in connection with some matter it was investigating mentioned his name in the statement made to the EFCC.
“Determined, as always, to ensure that the truth prevails, Senator Anyim reached out to the officer handling the matter and offered, of his own volition, to come over to the EFCC to clarify any issues around which his name was mentioned. The officer was delighted and they agreed to meet in his office at the EFCC by 3p.m., on Sunday, October 24,” the statement read.