—SPECIAL Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina has denied an online publication alleging that he prevented President Muhammadu Buhari from scraping the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS.

The Presidential Spokesman described the allegation as a concoction, falsehood from a diseased mind, bent on causing disaffection against other people.

Chief Adesina in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said, “An online newspaper published by a so-called journalist notorious for fake stories has published that President Muhammadu Buhari was to have scrapped the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) on Friday, but was prevailed upon by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, not to do so.

“The tendentious publication claimed Adesina hinged his argument on the fact that “the administration should not surrender to Twitter warriors.”

“While the FSARS saga lasted, I did not say a word on it, whether publicly or privately. Why? It was not within my brief. It rested squarely with the Nigeria Police Force, which has its own spokesman.

“For the online publication to have cooked outright falsehood against me shows the riot that is going on in that space, in the name of journalism.

“The brain behind the blog had always twisted stories against me and his former employers would testify that I had officially reported him about twice, till I then declined to grant him interviews again.


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