FACT-CHECK: Did EFCC Arrest Zamfara State Governor?

VERDICT:  Misleading Headline CLAIM: On Wednesday 21, April 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim published by an online newspaper, GoldennewsNg, that the governor of Zamfara State has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The claim reads “Just in: EFCC Arrest Governor of …

FACT CHECK: No Money Belonging to Magu Was Found in Ikoyi Cemetery

VERDICT: False CLAIM: Since Monday, July 13 2020, several online blogs in Nigeria have consistently published an image claiming it is Ikoyi Cemetery where monies belonging to suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was discovered.   Some of the reports claimed the amount found was $150 million. FACT The …