EFCC Raids The Sun Newspaper Office On 'Orders From Above'
The latest victim, is Nigeria’s tabloid, the Sun Newspapers.
Heavily armed operatives of the anti-graft agencies, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday raided the premises of The Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of The Sun Newspapers.
According to a statement by The Sun, the operatives claimed the raid was on ‘orders from above’.
The media firm, which is owned by a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, had been the subject of a forfeiture order, obtained by the EFCC in a suit.
But the case has been pending in court since 2007 after the company launched an appeal.
The firm said it was shocked that its premises would be invaded by the Commission while the court is yet to rule on the matter.
The papers management says, “Law-abiding staff of The Sun Publishing Limited resumed work this morning, June 12, 2017, to behold heavily armed EFCC operatives in our company. They claimed to have “orders from above” to seal up the premises of The Sun Publishing Limited.
“At gunpoint, they ordered our security personnel to take them around the company premises, after which they proceeded to prevent staff from either entering or leaving the premises, and disrupted our circulation process."
"The EFCC men even accused the paper of publishing pro-Biafra, Boko Haram, and Niger Delta militant stories, as they surveyed our premises," the statement added.