According to reports, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has denied any links to Mr. Ibanga Akpabio, a cousin of former Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State.
The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren that Magu had never met Akpabio’s relative who has since been arrested for an alleged N10m oil scam.
In an audio recording posted on an online news portal, Sahara Reporters, Akpabio and a certain Osong were heard talking over the former’s relationship with Magu.
In the said audio recording, a voice purporting to be Akpabio could be heard dropping the names of some security chiefs including and boasting about the supposed EFCC boss’ willingness to help deal with his purported political adversaries in Akwa Ibom state, especially a certain Robinson Uwak.
The statement added, “The commission wishes to state that the claims in this tape especially as it affects Mr. Magu are patently false. The EFCC boss has never met Ibanga Akpabio all his life and could not have been party to any violent scheme to settle unknown political scores in Akwa Ibom State.
“Indeed, if Magu were Akpabio’s Man-Friday as he would have his ‘friend’ believe, he would not today be a suspect answering to charges of fraud before the commission.
“Members of the public are therefore enjoined to disregard the recorded conversation as plain braggadocio.”