Mr. Ovuozorie Macaulay has not been arrested by the EFCC. This was contained in a statement signed in Delta state Barrister Nath Obah, the Director, Ovuozorie Macaulay Foundation. This was released after there have been insinuations from different quarters on his purported arrest.
The statement reads:
Our attention has been drawn to a story on the Internet with the caption “EFCC CLAMPDOWN ON DELTA FORMER SSG”
Firstly, we want to state it boldly and clearly that it is false. The story was an incompetent product of fiction, so shallow and vacuous that even its authors could not validate its credibility with reliable and verifiable sources.
The story alerted the general public that there are some people of bad faith trying tooth and nail to spread blatant lies, bereft of any iota of truth or even logic just to tarnish the good reputation of the former SSG. This is a cheap attempt, albeit, political move to drag the name of Mr. Ovuozorie Macaulay into some ghost stories.
We would ordinarily have ignored the malicious report, but chose to react, lest our silence would be mistaken for confirmation of the falsehoods published against the person of Mr. Ovuozorie Macaulay.
I therefore appeal to journalist to cross-check every information to avoid feeding the public with unfounded stories.
Mr. Macaulay is the former Secretary to the Delta State Government in the past administration headed by His Excellency Emmanuel Udughagan.