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”.
Law -abiding staff of The Sun Publishing Limited resumed work this morning, June 12, 2017 to behold heavily armed EFCC operatives in our company.
They 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, with journalists subjected to crude intimidation, psychological and emotional trauma.
Magu had in an earlier letter threatened to sue The Sun over a report published by one of our titles, 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 his website reads.