The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Friday, raised the alarm that a fake letter purportedly written by the Presidency to it to initiate discrete probe of key opposition figures in the country, was in circulation.
The commission described the letter said to have been written and signed by the Chief of Staff to the President as fake, and ordered the agency to investigate the opponents.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC wishes to alert the public about a letter supposedly from the office of the Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan, mandating the commission to initiate discreet investigation against some prominent political figures in the country,” a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said.
“The commission urges the public to discountenance the said letter as it is forged document, intended to mislead the people.
“The features of the letter are markedly different from that on a genuine letter from the office of the Chief of Staff to the president,” the statement said.
Uwujaren therefore urged Nigerians to discountenance the document. He also released pictures of both the fake and the genuine letters from the President to guide the public.