Ex-Senate President, Pius Anyim has been released by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) after he perfected his bail conditions late Tuesday.
Anyim was detailed by the operattives of the anti-graft agency on Sunday and was only released late Tuesday after undergoing interogations over his alleged involvement in the N780 million aviation ministry’s fund under investigations by the EFCC.
However, Anyim said he voluntarily reported to the EFCC to clarify any issues around which his name was mentioned.
Anyim stated his account of the encounter in a statement by Sam Nwaobasi, his Media Adviser.
“Senator Anyim got information that some person invited by the EFCC in connection with some matter it was investigating mentioned his name in the statement made to the EFCC.
“Determined, as always, to ensure that the truth prevails, Senator Anyim reached out to the officer handling the matter and offered, on his own volition, to come over to the EFCC to clarify any issues around which his name was mentioned.
“After his engagement, during which Senator Anyim was as candid as could be, to his utter surprise he was told he would not be going home that day.
“By the next day the EFCC gave the conditions for his release, which were met promptly
“It took up to Tuesday, 26, for EFCC to complete their processes after which he was allowed to go home
“Senator Anyim, as a law-abiding citizen, will always submit himself to any process required by any agency of the government in the discharge of its duties.
“Senator Anyim, though not disturbed or worried by his encounter with the EFCC, after all he went to their office by himself, has however noted some reports in some social media platforms that deliberately distorted the facts just to call his integrity to question.
“Senator Anyim remains steadfast in his commitment to join hands with men and women of goodwill to unite, heal and advance the cause of our dear country Nigeria.
“He will continue to offer himself and services to the pursuit of same, notwithstanding the blackmail, falsehood, misinformation and misrepresentation that some opportunists will seek to make out of such episodes like his recent encounter with the EFCC.
“Senator Anyim is very humbled and touched by the spontaneous responses and concern shown by his numerous friends, associates, supporters, especially PDP faithful and the general public.
“He believes that together we shall all build a better Nigeria,” he said in the statement.