Emir of Ilorin Pleaded for Suspect in EFCC Custody? Fact Emerges

Emir of Ilorin Pleaded for Suspect in EFCC Custody? Fact Emerges

  • The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has said he never pleaded for any suspect under the EFCC investigation and that he will never do such a thing
  • Sulu-Gambara said the reason for his non-interference in EFCC's activities since its establishment 22 years ago was that he couldn't say the government was wrong in doing the right thing
  • The monarch, while hosting the EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede, at his palace in Ilorin, urged him to remain focused on the discharge of his duties and promised him his support

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Ilorin, Kwara - Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of Kwara State Council of Chiefs, has said it was never his doing and that he will never approach the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and plead for any suspect.

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According to the Punch, the Emir said he has never pleaded for anyone who violated the law since the creation of the anti-graft agency 22 years ago.

Emir of Ilorin/EFCC/Ola Olukoyede/Kwara State
Emir of Ilorin says he had never pleaded for suspect under EFCC investigation Photo Credit: EFCC
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The Emir of Ilorin made the clarification when he hosted the chairman of the EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, who had visited him at his palace in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state.

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Sulu-Gambari stated that his reason for this was that he could not say that the government was wrong for doing the right thing.

His statement reads in part:

“Ilorin Emirate is peaceful, and you will discover that most people who carry out criminal acts are always outsiders, and unfortunately, the people of Ilorin always end up being their landlords. Ilorin Emirate is the gateway between the North and the South, and I am the gatekeeper.”

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The monarch recalled his experience in the civil service, particularly when he was the acting Director of Public Prosecution in the old Gongola State, adding that it was wrong for a leader to commit to mistakes significant to the court of his or her duties.

He then urged the EFCC boss to be focused and uphold the rule of law in carrying out his assignment that he promised to carry out during the Senate screening. He assured him of his support while praying for his success in office.

"Your appointment is right”: FBI tells EFCC Chairman

Legit.ng earlier reported that the US FBI has said that the appointment of Ola Olukoyode as the chairman of the EFCC by President Bola Tinubu.

Jack Smith, the legal attaché of the American FBI in Nigeria, made the remarks during his courtesy visit to the office of EFCC on Wednesday.

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Smith said he did background research about Olukoyede and discovered that he deserved the appointment.

Source: Legit.ng

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