Human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome, has attacked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for not investigating the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, over the bullion vans spotted in his residence on the eve of the last presidential election.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria insisted that Nigerians have the right to demand that the commission investigate the former Governor of Lagos State.
He charged the anti-graft agency to act in accordance with the law and investigate the petition written by Deji Adeyanju on the bullion vans sighted at Tinubu’s residence.
Naija News had earlier reported that the convener of Concerned Nigerian, Deji Adeyanju, petitioned the commission over two Bullion Vans spotted at Tinubu’s residence during the 2019 Presidential election.
The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, in his view, stated that the petition was written in bad faith, insisting that Tinubu was wealthy before going into politics.
Ozekhome while speaking with Daily Independent on the petition stated that the act that established EFCC mandates it to investigate any person no matter how highly placed in accordance with its motto which says no one is above the law.
He said: “When a petition is written against their chieftain, it is written in bad faith; but when it is written against small-time ‘yahoo boys’, then it is written in good faith.”
“What is the job of EFCC under Section 6 and 7 of the EFCC Act? It is to investigate any person no matter how highly placed in accordance with its motto ‘No one is above the law’.”
“No one is saying Tinubu has done anything wrong yet, but don’t Nigerians have a right to demand that he be investigated?”
“Why should the investigation be written off whether it was done in bad faith or good faith? Why can’t the bad faith be shown in the aftermath of the investigation? There should be no sacred cows.”