ABUJA, Nigeria – Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Friday refused to comment on the petition against Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Magu refused to answer a question thrown at him on the petition against Tinubu while addressing a press conference on internet fraud at EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja.
When asked what EFCC was doing about the petition against Tinubu, Magu said: “Do you expect me to respond on the petition?”
Recall that convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju had recently submitted a petition to the EFCC to investigate Tinubu over the source of money allegedly conveyed in bullion vans to his residence during the 2019 Presidential election.
In the petition, the group had said: “To the best of our knowledge, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a private citizen who ordinarily should not be seen with a convoy of Bullion Vans.
“Recall that it was reported all over the news that Bullion Vans allegedly containing an undisclosed amount of cash were seen entering the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State on the eve of Nigeria’s presidential elections. Tinubu himself admitted to this fact while responding to questions by journalists.
“What are Bullion Vans doing in the house of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu?
“Who owns the content, believing to be cash in the Bullion Vans that were seen entering the house of Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the eve of Nigerian presidential elections?
“Has the commission, based on its core mandates, investigated the source of the Bullion Vans?
Adeyanju had called on the commission to swing into action and begin an investigation into the appearance of those Bullion Vans.
“We cannot as a nation have two separate rules for fighting corruption, one for those opposed to the ruling party and another for supporters of the government,” he had said.