Contrary to reports making the rounds in some online blogs and the social media, Ekiti-born politician and businessman, Cyril Fasuyi, was never arrested nor whisked away by the Economic and Financial Crimess Commission, EFCC, for fraud.
Blogger Watch, an independent fact-checking news platform, which debunked the story, said, “The story being circulated about the arrest and whisking away of an Ekiti-born politician and businessman, Cyril Fasuyi, by the EFCC for fraud has been found to be untrue, totally false, fake and a calculated attempt to destroy the personality and integrity of Cyril Fasuyi and the EFCC.”
Blogger Watch, in a release signed by Stephen Moyes and made available to CompassNG added, “According to the charter of our organisation, we have diligently fact-checked the story and we found out that the said story was malicious, frivolous and fraudulent, both in contents, intention and direction.
“We have contacted the EFCC and gone through its arrest list and there was nowhere the name of Mr Cyril Fasuyi appeared on the list and no record of him being whisked away by the organisation under any guise.”
The release further disclosed that “the purported news lacked merit and was without a grain of truth, because the time Mr Fasuyi was claimed to have been arrested and whisked away by the anti-graft agency, he was having a business lunch with some notable personalities at the Southern Sun Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.”
The release further pointed out that “it was a fact that Mr Fasuyi’s company and IPS Ingredis, Dubai, were engaged in a mutually beneficial business relationship, which collided and ran into bad water due to the global economic recession and which is being legally trashed out.”
Blogger Watch therefore counselled blog operators and social media influencers to always steer clear of concorted and malicious stories capable of tarnishing and maligning the integrity, image and reputation of individuals, corporate entities and personalities.