Group petitions EFCC over bullion van seen at Tinubu’s house
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By Vincent Ufuoma (Student Reporter)
A GROUP known as “Concerned Nigeria” on Twitter has sent a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over bullion vans seen at Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s house in Ikoyi, Lagos, on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.
Deji Adeyanju, a rights activist and leader of the group, who said though he doesn’t expect the EFCC will do anything about the petition, noted the group has decided to heed to the Commission’s demand for a petition to be forwarded to it before in order to investigates the incident.
“We @ConcernedNIG are going to submit a petition to the @officialEFCC on Friday about these bullion vans at Tinubu’s house on eve of presidential elections then wait to hear what excuse they will give again. We know they won’t take any action but we will submit the petition,” Adeyanju tweeted on Thursday.
The EFCC had said on its official twitter handle that its establishment Act empowers it to investigate “properties of any person if it appears to the Commission that the person’s lifestyle and extent of the properties are not justified by his source of income.”
This however, did not go down well with the Convener of End SARS campaign, Segun Awosanya, who accused the EFCC of fighting a one-sided war when it comes to corruption.
Awosanya said the EFCC only remembers that Act when it comes to prosecuting opposition politicians and “supposed Yahoo boys”.
He tweeted: “I’m sure this section only gives you an erection when it concerns Yahoo Boys and opposition politicians. While the miraculous self aggrandisers in bed with those the head of the EFCC worships are immune to investigation. Daylight bullion van exhibition of Bourdillon is justified right?”
The EFCC replied by asking Awosanya to send a petition on the subject to it.
“Kindly forward your petitions to or visit any of our zonal offices of head office to submit a copy of your petition,” the Commission had said.