A former deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has dismissed as fake a report that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

He assured his supporters that there was nothing to worry about.

Ekweremadu made the clarification in a statement posted on his verified Facebook account, as also corroborated by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, on Thursday.

The politician said that the report, “like others before it,” represented only the “unholy imagination of the authors and their sponsors.”

The Senator said, “My attention has been called to a fake story making the round purporting that I was arrested by the EFCC.

“I could not have bothered about such spurious tales, but for the concerns shown by my friends and supporters through calls and messages.

“There was no such arrest and I have never been arrested by the EFCC.

“The public should, therefore, ignore this and other such hatchet reports and smear campaigns as they only represent the unholy imaginations of the authors and their sponsors.”

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