Publisher of Nigerian Concord, Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi appears to be doing so much in a hurry to meet the expectations of his paymasters. His latest attempt to smear the Ortom administration using a purported phone interview with Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu is not only unfortunate but smacks of desperation by a hireling.
Oluwarotimi claims in the report that the anti-graft Commission Chairman raised alarm over corruption in Benue but it is a known fact that EFCC has come to Benue on a number of occasions and its searchlight has always beamed on members of the previous administration some of whom have been arrested.
EFCC has its information managers and does not require the services of a publisher to make its statements public. Since Oluwarotimi cannot serve as the mouthpiece of EFCC, then he is surely speaking for the former governor.
We are aware of several petitions those who have been indicted in the looting of Benue have sent to EFCC but the fact remains that those are moves aimed at diverting the attention of the Ortom administration from the focus to recover the stolen funds belonging to the state. Corruption is only fighting back.
We challenge the Concord publisher to make public evidence of the so-called phone interview with Magu. While on that, he can as well get ready to defend himself in court against series of false and malicious reports he has published against the present administration in the state.
Chief Press Secretary