The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) of Nigeria has denied reports that files implicating President Bola Tinubu and his close aides were taken from their offices by the Department for State Services (DSS).
In a statement released on Saturday, ICPC spokesperson Azuka Ogugua dismissed the report as baseless and called on Nigerians to disregard it.
The report had claimed that the DSS had raided an ICPC office and seized files containing incriminating evidence against President Tinubu and his associates. However, the ICPC has clarified that no such incident took place and there are no files implicating the president or his aides in any of their offices nationwide.
The ICPC’s denial comes as a relief to President Tinubu, who is due to attend the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Guinea-Bissau.