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Nigeria: Nigeria’s anti-graft agency under​ fire for alleged selective prosecution​.

18:10: 2019

A Nigerian activist popularly known as Segalink, called upon the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to conduct an investigation into a bullion van that allegedly brought a large tranche of cash into the Lagos home of the former governor of Lagos State, and the national leader of the ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu’s on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.

The anti-corruption agency has requested petitions on the politicians displaying “wealth that can’t be justified”.

“Section 7(1) of the EFCC Establishment Act, 2004 gives us the power 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,” The commission tweeted.

Reacting to the tweet, Segalink and many others queried the anti-graft agency for keeping mum when evidence of a bullion van was seen moving into the Bourdilion residence of Tinubu.

Segalink tweeted, “I’m sure this section only gives you an erection when it concerns Yahoo Boys and opposition politicians.

“While the miraculous self aggrandizers in bed with those the head of the EFCC worships are immune to investigation

“Daylight bullion van exhibition of Bourdillon is justified right?”

The anti-graft agency, however, defended its record, insisting that it had secured convictions of former governors and other politically exposed persons.

It stated, “Not to toe the line of politics as you may wish but the EFCC has successfully investigated, prosecuted and secured over 1, 245 convictions between 2015 and 2019 which included two former governors, several top government functionaries both in the past and present dispensations. Applaud us.”

Segalink futhere posted the picture of bullion vans entering Tinubu’s home on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.

The activist, who spearheaded the #EndSARS the movement said the EFCC should take action on the bullion van incident before it would be respected by Nigerians.

He tweeted, “Let me splash some colors on this to make it simpler to comprehend. Your tweet claims that all the EFCC requires to hunt down citizens is the display of wealth that can’t be justified. What
justified the relocation of CBN to Asiwaju’s house on Bourdillon on the eve of the election?”

SEGA L’éveilleur®@segalink · Oct 17, 2019Replying to @segalink

Your Boss claimed that he has built & strengthened the institution for the mere fact that EFCC are now in their own building, can you tell us what rule prohibits the investigation & prosecution of the likes of Asiwaju, Oshiomhole, Akpabio, et al granted absolution by the APC?

SEGA L’éveilleur®@segalink

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Let me splash some colors on this to make it simpler to comprehend. Your tweet claims that all EFCC require to hunt down citizens is the display of wealth that can’t be justified. What justified the relocation of CBN to Asiwaju’s house on Bourdillon on the eve of an election?!

Source: CRN

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