On Monday, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission criticised the association of newspaper owners. for allegedly deploying their platform to pursue personal interests.

Wilson Uwujaren, the Spokesperson, stated that the anti-graft agency said the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, (NPAN) wrongly accused it of attempting to stifle free press in storming the Sun Newspapers head office of last week.

The anti-graft agency was answer back to an advert which NPAN placed in THISDAY and Leadership Newspapers Monday, condemning the anti-graft operatives at The Sun office, located in Apapa, Lagos.

The spokesperson quoted the advertorial as stating, and the manner of the raid be likely to say that the EFCC was out on a self-help mission, to intimidate journalists, criminalise journalism and cower free speech.

The Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Nigerian Guild of Editors who asked the anti-graft agency to apologise for its action, also condemned the action.

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