The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it is not probing Chief Justice Walter Onnogen.

The financial crimes outfit also further said it was not behind any information leaks, as any investigation it embarked upon was always strictly confidential.

The EFCC said it was worrisome how information which was considered top-secret had gotten into the press.

According to a statement released by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren “It is important to state that this report did not emanate from the EFCC and the allusion to “an EFCC source” is diversionary and mischievous.

“For the avoidance of doubt, cases under investigation communicated to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation by the Commission are classified information and it is troubling how such would be leaked to the media.

“The mastermind of this leak is out to create disaffection between the Commission and, particularly, the Judiciary. The Commission wishes to state categorically that it is currently not investigating Justices Onnoghen and Kafarati.

“While Onnoghen was being considered for his present position, the Commission received some petitions which were investigated and found to be without merit and discarded.

“Indeed, much damage has been done to the Commission’s investigation activities by this leak especially as some of the cases mentioned are still at preliminary stages of investigation.