Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday shut down The Sun Publishing Limited office.
According to Sun newspaper, the raid was said to be an “order from above”.
Thesheet.ng learnt that when workers of the newpaper company resumed work Monday morning, they met heavily armed EFCC operatives waiting for them.
The operatives were said to have claimed to have “orders from above” to seal up the premises of The Sun Publishing Limited.
The raid was said to have lasted for an hour.
The acting chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu had reportedly previously written a letter to the newspaper threatened to sue over a report pertaining to a report on investigation of a property allegedly traced to his wife.
The Newspaper said till date, it is yet to receive any court process.
“In the light of the above, we strongly view this onslaught against The Sun as a personal vendetta by the leadership of the Commission, and by extension a declaration of war against the media.
“”In this invasion of our premises, it is crystal clear that what Magu and his Commission are after is not only to intimidate and muzzle us, but a furious attempt to call a dog a bad name in order to hang it.
“On the issue of the interim order, which he purportedly based his invasion, Magu knows the matter has been on appeal since 2007 for which hearing comes up this week. But rather than wait for the court process, the Commission under the leadership of Magu, typically resorted to self help”, a statement from The Sun website reads.
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