Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Investigates the National leader of the All Progressive Congress National leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu Over Fraud.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has announced that the National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is currently being investigated by the commission over financial fraud. The EFCC Chairman made this announcement during an exclusive interview on Sunday. Bawa urged Nigerians to exercise patience with the commission because they need more time to carry out their investigations properly, just to avoid making mistakes.
“Why we can’t arrest Tinubu now” The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), AbdulRasheed Bawa, explained why he can’t be arrested now the National leader at the moment. “You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before investigation and now you are saying why didn’t we arrest Tinubu? Why didn’t you just say ‘arrest him?” Bawa said, “Investigation is ongoing. “When you are investigating matters like this, they don’t end in a day” he added. The wealth of the former Lagos State governor has been a major conspiracy theories spinner for more than a decade.
Tinubu has been accused of controlling the finances of Alpha Beta Consulting and for using the company to divert Lagos State funds. The former managing director of the firm Dapo Apara accused the company, Tinubu and Akin Doherty, the former commissioner in Lagos State, for money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and sundry corrupt practices in a 40-page write-up he submitted to a Lagos high court in 2020. The convener of Concerned Nigerians Deji Adeyanju also submitted a petition to the EFCC to investigate Tinubu on Friday October 25th 2019 over the source of money conveyed in bullion vans to his house in Ikoyi on the eve of the 2019 presidential election. “To the best of our knowledge, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a private citizen who ordinarily should not be seen with a convoy of Bullion Vans,” Adeyanju said after submitting the petition. “The commission would recall that it was reported all over the news that Bullion Vans allegedly Containing an undisclosed amount of cash were seen entering the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State on the eve of Nigeria presidential elections. Tinubu himself admitted to this fact While responding to a question and answer section by journalists.” the petition reads.
Bawa didn’t give details of the kind of fraud the commission is investigating the former governor on. The EFCC chairman, however, stated that investigations does not end in a day, noting that the commission carries out thousands of investigation on a daily basis. “You understand? You know you are from the media,” Bawa said.