The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted bitterly over the alleged photos of its cell in River state.
A Twitter user with the name @TheRealDayne on Monday, February 10th, posted photos showing a group of young men compressed in an open-air space allegedly to be the withholding cell of EFCC in Port Harcourt.
However, the Head of the Port Harcourt Zonal office, Usman Imam, has denounced the report as fake news and vowed that the agency will trace and arrest the Twitter user who posted the photos.
According to him,
“The picture of detainees crammed into an open-air cell purported to belong to the EFCC Zonal office in Port Harcourt is fake. The images are strange to us”.
He further stated that the commission does not have an open-cell.
Our cell is a stand-alone facility with no close proximity to any story building; we have never had large inmates that the cell could not accommodate, and we have no history of mistreatment of detainees”.