"People Have Been There Before You": Ooni of Ife Explains Why EFCC Chairman May Soon Be Sacked

"People Have Been There Before You": Ooni of Ife Explains Why EFCC Chairman May Soon Be Sacked

  • Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, stated that the chairman of the EFCC, Ola Olukoyode, may not last long in office
  • The first-class monarch issued the warning to the EFCC chairman after the latter promised to go after the presidency, judiciary and legislature
  • However, Ogunwusi posted that the solution to the Nigeria problems was devolution of power, adding that the president and governors were too powerful to be investigated

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FCT, Abuja - Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has expressed fear that the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, may lose his job after reading out his plan.

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The first-class traditional ruler made the comment while reacting to the working strategy of the anti-graft agency under the leadership of Olukoyede.

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Ooni of Ife explains why EFCC chairman, Olukoyode, may lose his job Photo Credit: Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, EFCC Nigeria
Source: Twitter

EFCC chairman reveals plan to probe presidency

In a video shared by the AIT, Olukoyede said the EFCC would commence its operation with the presidency by investigating the financial activities at the Presidential Villa. He said the anti-graft agency would then move to the National Assembly, particularly the NASS service commission.

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The EFCC boss further disclosed that the investigations would be extended to the Federal Judicial Service Commission before moving to the ministries to balance it all.

But the Ooni of Ife described the revelation of Olukoyode as an innocent statement that could cost him his job, adding that the people he was planning to investigate were so powerful. He noted that they were the ones that put him there and could remove him.

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Ooni of Ife promises to pray for EFCC chairman

The traditional ruler called for devolution of power rather than making the president and governors so powerful that it was difficult to investigate them.

Ooni's statement reads in part:

"The EFCC chairman innocently said something here that he will go after the presidency, he will go after the judiciary, he will go after the legislative arms. I will pray and fast for you; some people have been there before you. Let's be truthful."

See the video below:

EFCC explains how ex-Minister Yuguda shared N4.6bn

Legit.ng earlier reported that an EFCC operative, Kazeem Yusuf, testified before a Federal High Court in Abuja against the former minister of finance, Bashir Yuguda.

Yusuf told the court that Yuguda diverted N4.6 billion meant for security funds to organise prayer against insecurity in Nigeria.

Yuguda is on trial with the former national security adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, former Sokoto state governor Attahiru Bafarawa, his son and his company.

Source: Legit.ng

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