EFCC disowns viral pictures of its alleged Port Harcourt detention facility


EFCC has reacted to the viral photos of what was alleged to be its detention facility in in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Twitter user @TheRealDayne shared the photos above online on Monday February 10th, claiming they were taken from the antigraft agency’s zonal office in Rivers state.

Reacting via its verified twitter handle, EFCC denied the claim and shared a photo of its Port Harcourt annex.

“ PUBLIC NOTICE: Picture of the Port Harcourt Zonal Office Cell

The picture in the foreground is the Holding facility at the Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. It is not an open air enclosure and not bordered by any building.”

“ There is also no security wire mesh around the fence.

 This certainly has no resemblance to the fake picture put out in a tweet by @TheRealDayne.

EFCC detention Centres subscribe to the best standard of care for inmates in line with global practice.”

“ If it were not so, suspects standing trial for corruption, would not prefer to be remanded in the custody of the Commission. Moreover, they would have challenged the Commission for rights violation.”