The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday denied that it has clearedÂ some former governors that have been under investigation.
The commission in a statement said that it has at time said that the formerÂ governors, Chief James Ibori, Bola Tinubu and Obong Victor Attah are no longer under its searchlight.
â€˜The Commission wishes to state emphatically that it has not at any time or in any correspondence with the persons referred to in these media reports or any other person cleared them of complicity in all matters relating to them which are either in court or still under investigation.
â€˜It is therefore inappropriate to input or infer that the three former governors have been exonerated in matters that are still pending or yet to be determined by the law court which is the only competentÂ organ of government that can pronounce guilt or innocence in matters like the ones under reference.
â€˜The Commission has to make this clarification in view of the volume of enquiries from concerned Nigerians so as to lay to rest all doubts and insinuations as to the position of the Commission and its leadership in all these.
â€˜The letter being referred to in these reports has noÂ specific impact or reference to the cases of the three former governors as it was only an advice to a bank on the operation of a companyâ€™s account and as such cannot speak for substantive cases being investigated.
â€˜While not adjudging anyone quilty until proven so, the Commission wishes to restate that it has not in anyway declared the three former governors innocent of the allegations for which they are being investigatedâ€™, the statement said.