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FIRS: EFCC denies withdrawing charges against Binance chief




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has dismissed a report by a national newspaper entitled: “EFCC Stopped Service of Charges on Binance Chief, FIRS Alleges”, noting that it is false.

The anti-graft agency in a statement on Friday by its spokesperson Dele Oyewale described the report as “untrue, misleading and removed from the facts before the court”.

“At no time did the court bailiff approach the EFCC to serve any of the Binance executives in its custody with a charge,” the EFCC said.

“At the last sitting of the court, counsel to the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Moses Ideh, did not lodge such a complaint before the court.

“He only told the court that the Service was yet to serve the defendants. The Commission, therefore, finds the news item preposterous and embarrassing.

Oyewale added, “The public is enjoined to ignore it entirely,” referring to the Binance story.