The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has refuted the allegations made by singer John Njeng-Ngeng, popularly known as Skales, regarding a supposed invasion of his residence.
Earlier, Skales had taken to social media to claim that EFCC personnel had entered his home with weapons and tools, causing significant distress. In his post, he stated, “So #officialEFCC pulled up to my house with 3 men with guns and some with sticks and hammers lol, they broke my back door while I was sleeping on the bed with my 6-month-old daughter, imagine I had a panic attack Cz of my health issues… Is this not a crime?”
However, in a telephone conversation with Punch, EFCC spokesman Dele Oyewale firmly asserted that EFCC agents do not engage in such operations. Oyewale clarified, saying, “Number 1, we don’t invade. Number 2, we don’t conduct any raids. Number 3, there are ways and rules to identify a regular EFCC operative. So, to all intents and purposes, all of his claims, they are totally removed from what an EFCC operation looks like.”
He further emphasized that the incident might involve impersonators who falsely claim to be affiliated with the EFCC, suggesting that Skales may have encountered individuals posing as EFCC agents.
This statement from the EFCC seeks to clarify its operational procedures and distance itself from the reported incident involving the singer.