28th June, 2022
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said there is no pregnant woman in its custody.
The anti-graft agency issued the denial after reports emerged that a pregnant woman was arrested in connection with the Ekiti governorship election.
The commission explained that all the suspects in its custody were being held by court order over allegations of vote-buying during the poll.
The Spokesman of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren dismissed speculations that a pregnant woman was among the suspects arrested on allegations of vote-buying during the Ekiti governorship election.
“A pregnancy test conducted on all the female suspects arrested during the election at the State Hospital in Ilorin was negative. Earlier tests conducted in a private hospital also revealed negative results for all the female suspects,” Uwujaren said.
The spokesman added that all the suspects were detained based on valid Order of Court, pending the conclusion of investigations.
He said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are finalized.
Uwujaren also urged the public to ignore the wild claims about the mistreatment of the suspects, saying that the commission is committed to the observance of the rule of law in all its operations.