The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has spoken out regarding the alleged detention of a pregnant woman, a nursing mother, and others for vote-buying during the governorship election in Ekiti.
In a statement released on Monday by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission stated that it had been made aware of some media reports that claimed it was holding “a pregnant woman, a nursing mother, and others over vote-buying” as a result of some arrests made following the recent governorship election in Ekiti State.
“The Commission declares that the reports contain not a shred of truth. No pregnant women were among the suspects detained on suspicion of buying votes during the Ekiti governorship election.
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All female suspects detained during the Ekiti governorship election had pregnancy tests performed on them at the Kwara State Hospital in Ilorin, but all of the results were negative.
All of the female suspects’ earlier tests, which were carried out in a private hospital, were also negative.
Additionally, he emphasized that all suspects, both male and female, were being detained in accordance with a valid court order while investigations were ongoing.
As soon as the investigations were finished, according to Uwujaren, the suspects would be charged in court.
He said, “The Commission is committed to the observance of the rule of law in all its operations. The public is advised to disregard insinuations and wild claims about the mistreatment of suspects.”