TINUBU’S BULLION VAN: EFCC ASKS FOR PETITIONS FOLLOWING A CALL BY AN ACTIVIST
Segun Awosanya, an activist popularly known as segalink, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to conduct an investigation into a bullion van that allegedly brought a large tranche of cash into Bola Tinubu’s Lagos home 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”.
Tinubu is was a strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The commission had posted on its social media that it is empowered by the law to investigate anyone suspected of having illicit funds.
“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 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 aggrandisers in bed with those the head of the EFCC worships are immune to investigation.
“Daylight bullion van exhibition of Bourdillon is justified right?”
During the 2019 presidential election, a bullion van was seen entering the house of Tinubu in Ikoyi. When the politician was quizzed about it by journalists, he dismissed the question, saying he held no public office and could choose to spend his money as he wished.
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.”
An adamant Segalink, however, 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 colours 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?”
The EFCC, however, asked Segalink to forward a petition to any of its
offices on the matter.
“Kindly forward your petitions to Info@EFCCNigeria.org or visit any of our zonal offices or head office to submit a copy of your petition,” the EFCC said.