Pro-Buhari group slams EFCC of selective investigations
- A group known as Buhari Northern Youth Awareness Forum (BNYAF) has accused Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for being bias
- BNYAF said EFCC only engaged in selective investigations and prosecution of people who are perceived to be against the interests of people
- The group, however, disclosed that it is known that corruption in past administrations is universal
A group known as Buhari Northern Youth Awareness Forum (BNYAF) on Monday, August 21, slammed Nigeria’s the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) of selective investigations.
BNYAF that made this known in Kaduna state said the EFCC has been probing only the supposed corrupt individuals from the northern part of the country in the last two years, Daily Sun reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the group later said it wondered why the anti-graft agency has not been investigating those in the southern part.
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Comrade Muhammad Lawal, group coordinator, his secretary and other members said President Buhari is known for his integrity so the EFCC under his government is not expected to be selective in its investigation.
According to him, the EFCC has become mouthpiece for some people who are mostly from southern part of the country, which has made it difficult for the agency to investigate and prosecute corrupt people believed to be loyal to them.
Said said: ''We wish to congratulate the general public and ourselves for the safely and healthy arrival of our father and the man of integrity, President Muhammadu Buhari.
''We have observed with keen interest the unfolding event in the country and the activities of some key government agencies that are part of the drive of achieving the lofty goals of our administration.
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''In particular we have observe how the institution like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has engage in selective investigations and prosecution of people who are perceived to be against the interests of people.
''It is known that corruption in past administrations is universal and therefore perpetrated by people across ethnic, regional and religious divides but unfortunately what we witness now is the fact that fighting corruption and corrupt people was done against some people in the North while exonerating perpetrators from the west.
''We believed that, EFCC under Magu is being directed, stirred and decision made by Tinubu only violating directives from minister of Justice of the federation and defying rules of the Constitution which is clearly showing distrustfulness and disrespect to President and his administration''.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng gathered that a tighter security ring was thrown around Ibrahim Magu and key officers of the EFCC after a gun attack on its Abuja office.
Watch this Legit.ng TV video of EFCC staging a walk against corruption in Abuja on Legit.ng TV: