In a recent development, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has categorically denied the existence of any plans involving FCT Minister Nyesom Wike to invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in investigating the former FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, in connection with alleged irregularities related to contract awards and other matters.
These rumours, which had been circulating on various social media platforms, were swiftly addressed in a statement released by FCTA director, Anthony Ogunleye. Ogunleye firmly asserted that these reports are devoid of factual basis or any credibility.
The statement clarified that while Minister Wike had indeed expressed concerns and frustrations about perceived irregularities in certain projects during his routine inspections within the FCT, there was no contemplation or authorization of any punitive measures against any individual.
Ogunleye further emphasized that these rumors appear to be driven by ulterior motives aimed at sowing discord and confusion among the public. Consequently, he called upon the general public and well-meaning Nigerians to exercise discretion when encountering such groundless reports, urging them not to lend credence to baseless allegations.