EFCC denies story on Ayeni, former chair of Skye Bank

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has denied reports that former Chairman of Skye Bank, Tunde Ayeni is currently undergoing treatment in an undisclosed medical facility after he was poisoned in EFCC detention.

EFCC’s acting Spokesperson, Tony Orilade, in a statement yesterday, in Abuja, said: “Given that the intention of this false alarm is to incite public against the Commission, we found it compelling to state in clear terms that Ayeni, upon arrest and conveyance to the Commission, was neither offered food nor drink by our operatives.

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There was also nothing consumable: food, drink or water that was brought to him within the brief period he was with his interrogators. He complained of illness and opted to see a doctor, which he was promptly obliged.

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“We also wish to state that so far, there has not been any report of any dire health condition on Ayeni and it’s likely there would not be. The public may wish to know that the Commission, in the course of its duties, has become conversant with all manner of theatrics from some suspects who would elect not to cooperate. ”

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“We, therefore, wish to clarify that Ayeni as former Chairman of the failed Skye Bank, has allegations of corruption to thrash out with us. It was strictly for this purpose that he became our guest.”

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Updated: February 10, 2019 — 4:53 am

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