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Benue Arrest: EFCC commences investigation, says facts related to the arrest would be unearthed

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday said it has commenced investigations into the reports of recent arrest made by its officers at pastry firm in Makurdi, Benue State involving MD/CEO of Star Shawama. 

The Commission, who made this known in a statement issued by its spokesman, Dele Oyewale stated that no stone would be unturned in ensuring that all facts related to the arrest are unearthed. 

The statement reads: “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to reports of a recent  arrest made by its officers at a pastry firm in Makurdi,  Benue State,  involving  Ms Mnena Ato,  Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,  Star Shawarma.  

The Commission has commenced investigations into the circumstances of her arrest and would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all facts related to the arrest are unearthed. 

It is not in the character of the EFCC to act arbitrarily and the Commission is always guided by global best practices in its operations.

The Commission wishes to assure members of the public of its commitment to best professional practices and excellent conduct of all its  men and officers.

As the Commission continues to pursue its mandate of ridding the nation of economic and financial crimes, appropriate sanctions would be placed on whoever is found to have acted out of character regarding the Benue arrest”. 

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