Formal Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commits (EFCC),Nuhu Ribadu has blamed most of the country’s challenges on fake news peddled by social media.
Ribadu said this on Sunday in Abuja, while reacting to reports in the social media that he accused some top government functionaries of sponsoring banditry in the country.
The former EFCC boss, who spoke at a news conference, said it was time for him to clear the air on the issue, which he said had been on for some time.
Ribadu said globally, people who were worried and concerned and wanted to fact-check had been getting in touch with him, adding that he had continued to respond to the issue every single day.
Ribadu said he had been inundated by messages from friends and associates who wanted to find out if the tweets on the issue were actually from him.
He, however, said he had made a formal complaint to law enforcement agencies for the records, and possibly for them to go after those responsible for the act.
Ribadu said it was the responsible of the state to take action in such situations.
He, therefore, called on owners of social media to do something to protect innocent people from suffering unjustly because of lies told against them on their platforms.