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Fact Check: Did EFCC Secretary Ever Worked In Osinbajo’s Law Firm

It was gathered that Oluyede had worked as a consultant and managed corporate intelligence portfolio before joining EFCC.

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Claim: EFCC Secretary worked in Osinbajo’s Law Firm

The report that the suspended Secretary to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ola Oluyede, worked in the law firm established by the Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo has gone viral on the internet.

It was gathered that Oluyede had worked as a consultant and managed corporate intelligence portfolio before joining EFCC.

Social media reports had claimed that the EFCC Secretary was unduly favoured by Osinbajo to be appointed to the position. But the document seen by The Nation showed that the claim was false. The document however revealed that Oluyede has no affiliation what so ever with  Simon Cooper as had never stepped or walked into the office of SimmonCoopers all his life, not to talk of working for the law firm.

The document gave more insight into the antecedents of Oluyede as an expert on anti-corruption strategies.

It added: “In 2008, he established Global Compliance (GRC) a governance, risk and legal consulting outfit as a managing partner where he led and managed as an attorney, Investigation and Civil Litigation of fraud and corruption on international aid projects.

“He has also been involved for several years even preceding the establishment of SimmonCoopers partners, in the development and implementation of strategic policy documents for operations, legal and administrative units of various anti-corruption agencies, including EFCC, as a trainer and consultant.

“Also in the same year 2008, he established his Law practice, Ola Olukoyede & CO, from where he joined EFCC.”

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