The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has refuted recent media reports suggesting that files implicating President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his close aides were carted away from its office by officials of the Department of State Service (DSS).
In a statement released on Saturday, the spokesperson of the Commission, Azuka Ogugua, urged the public to disregard these reports as false, baseless, and mere propaganda.
The ICPC emphasised that while the media plays a crucial role in disseminating information, it is essential to adhere to the principles of responsible journalism.
The anti-corruption agency expressed concern over the non-adherence to journalistic ethics and called on the media not to allow their platforms to be exploited for spreading subversive and misleading reports.
“The commission firmly refutes the report by Saharareporters and unequivocally states that there were no files implicating President Tinubu or his close aides at our headquarters or any of our offices across the states. Therefore, the alleged carting away of these imaginary files is entirely baseless and should be disregarded by the public,” the statement read.
The Commission urged the public to rely on credible and verified information from official sources and assured them of its continued efforts to combat corruption in Nigeria.