By Adetokunbo FAKEYE
Nigeria - The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has refuted a report published by online media, Sahara Reporters alleging that, Department of State Service, DSS, carted away files implicating President Tinubu and his close aides from its office.
The Commission in a rebuttal statement signed by its spokesperson, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, entitled: A REBUTTAL ON SAHARAREPORTERS’ NEWS REPORT TITLED “SECRET POLICE, DSS CARTS AWAY FILES IMPLICATING PRESIDENT TINUBU, CLOSE AIDES FROM ICPC, CCB”, said, "the Commission hereby refute the report by Saharareporters and state unequivocally that there were no files implicating President Tinubu or close aides at its headquarters or offices across the states and therefore the alleged carting away of such imaginary files is unfounded and should be disregarded by the public".
"While the Commission does not dispute the role of the media to inform the public, it is however deeply disturbed by irresponsible practice and non-adherence to the tenets of the journalism profession by some media outlets.
"For the umpteenth time, the Commission wishes to urge media organisations not to allow the use of their medium to propagate lies and unfounded reports by subversive agents. The Commission’s channels of communications remain open for clarification and confirmation".