Emerging report indicates that a Channels Television broadcast showing Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, attending a political event to strategise towards President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, was an editing mistake, made by one of Channels TV’s Video Editors.
This was disclosed by the Channels TV Chairman and Founder, John Momoh, in a statement.
Recall, that it was reported that Magu was sighted taking part at a consultative meeting organised by the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups, at Nicon Luxury, Abuja.
Also at the meeting as broadcast by Channels, were Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC.
In reaction, Momoh admitted that Magu was in fact absent at the event, but that a mix-up in visuals by an Editor, triggered the wrong impression.
Momoh pointed out that he had reached out to the Reporter who filed in the story, and she narrated what transpired.
She stated as soon as she returned from the APC event, she handed over her recording to an Editor, who then erroneously added an old footage of Magu, leading viewers to believe the EFCC official was present at the APC event.
Momoh added that his company would be reaching out to Magu, to explain the editing glitch that occurred, and apologise for the inconveniences the error may have caused him.