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Matawalle Asks EFCC to Probe Presidency Officials, Ministers

by John Ojewale
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The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to expand the scope of its corruption investigations beyond the governor to include presidential officials and members of the Federal Executive Council.

Citing EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, the governor made the request in a statement on Wednesday, responding to reports that the anti-corruption agency had sent invitations to all outgoing governors and commissioners to investigate corruption.

Mr Matawalle said he was okay with plans to investigate the outgoing governor, but that presidential officials should not be spared either.

According to the governor, “The investigation must be holistic and not selective. It is in this respect that the recent invitations and pronouncement by the EFCC chair is imbalance, incomplete, hypocritical and unnecessarily skewed. “This is counter-productive to the anti-corruption crusade itself, that is if Mallam Bawa is actually committed to one.

“I demand that the EFCC chair extend similar invitations to officers of the Presidency and members of the Federal Executive Council, which is the highest tier of government in the country.

“In furtherance of my desire to engender a broad-based investigation and an enlargement of the fight against corruption, I will also demand that Abdulrasheed Bawa excuse himself and surrender himself for investigation, as I and some eminent Nigerians have evidence of corrupt practices, breach of public trust and abuse of office against him and the commission led by him.

“Importantly, he needs to come clean with Nigerians on the way and manner he has prosecuted the anti-corruption fight. He needs to explain among others how seized assets by the EFCC are being sold without adherence to due process.

“He should explain, for instance, how he has assumed the role of the plaintiff, prosecutor and jury and how he has executed his brand of plea bargaining with suspected criminals and saboteurs of the Nigerian economy and agenda who instead of being put on trial, are walking freely all over Nigeria.”



cc: Punch Ng

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