The Department of State Service (DSS) employees are not responsible for removing documents implicating President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his close associates from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) office, contrary to recent media allegations.
The Commission’s spokeswoman, Azuka Ogugua, asked the public to ignore these accusations, calling them untrue, unfounded, and simply propaganda in a statement issued on Saturday.
The ICPC emphasized that even though the media is critical for spreading information, it is important to follow the rules of responsible journalism.
The anti-corruption organization raised alarm about the lack of journalistic ethics and urged the media to refrain from using their platforms to propagate disinformation and subversive stories.
The commission categorically denies the allegations made in the Saharareporters report and declares that neither its national office nor any of its regional offices in the states had any files that would have implicated President Tinubu or his close associates. The public should dismiss the reported removal of these fictitious data because it is completely unfounded, according to the statement.
The Commission assured the public of its ongoing efforts to fight corruption in Nigeria and asked them to rely on reliable and verified information from official sources.