- The EFCC says it will need a petition in order to commence a probe against Hushpuppi and others
- The commission said this in response to a Twitter user who suggested it should go after all those hailed by 9ice in the song ‘Living Things’
- According to the commission, the song is not enough evidence to go after the celebrities mention in the controversial song
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it cannot just probe celebrities like Hushpuppi and others who were mentioned in the song ‘Living Things’ by singer Abolore Akande aka 9ice.
According to the commission, it would need a petition to do so.
This was in reaction to a suggestion by a Twitter user, @onlydotcom, that the anti-graft agency should sit down and listen to the song and go after those mentioned by 9ice.
The agency said a written statement is required to support any allegation that has been made.
Many had condemned the controversial song when it was released and it was later banned by the National Broadcasting Commission for promoting fraud.
Some of those mentioned in the song were Investor BJ, Baddy Osha, Bayo Otunola, Don KC, Lati and others.
One of those that were hailed by 9ice in the song is Ismail Mustapha aka Mompha, who was arrested by the EFCC in October. He was nabbed in connection to alleged graft, and is currently in the custody of the commission in Lagos.
Giving update on his arrest, the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, revealed how Mompha allegedly laundered N14 billion through a firm. He revealed further that Mompha operates 51 bank accounts in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, following Mompha's arrest, some have suggested that the commission should also go after Hushpuppi, one of Nigeria's big boys living in Dubai.
One Gar Warner, who says he is director of research in computer forensics with expertise in cybercrime, malware and phishing, and spam, congratulated the EFCC, for arresting Mompha. He noted that Huspuppi should be next.
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