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Nobody is too big to be investigated for corrupt practices – EFCC boss warns

HANNAH ONI

Adewale Ajayi,

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, has warned that nobody is too big to be investigated by the commission under president Bola Tinubu administration.

Olukoyede said this in Abuja when the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Musa Adamu Aliyu, paid him a courtesy visit in the wake of the probe of Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Edu was exposed in a leaked memo on how Edu directed the Accountant General of the Federation to pay the sum of N585 million meant for vulnerable people into a private account of one Oniyelu Bridget Mojisola.

Following the outrage by Nigerians over the leaked memo President Bola Tinubu suspended Edu from office as Minister ordered the EFCC to carry out a thorough investigation into the alleged  financial misappropriation.

The EFCC Chairman said there is no hiding place for corruption under Tinubu’s administration.

In a statement by spokesman of EFCC Dele Oyewale, said: “Tinubu is offering the right atmosphere for anti-graft activities, both for the EFCC and ICPC and no Nigerian is immune to investigation for any corruption allegation.

“We believe that with the kind of President we have, who is ready and willing to do the right thing and from what we have seen in recent times and in the last 48 hours, it is clear that he has provided leadership and created the atmosphere for us to work.

“So there is no hiding place for the corrupt. We must give our best, we must be committed and give the President the right support he needs.

“Nobody is too big to be investigated in this country. Once you are not playing according to the rules, we will investigate you.” The statement reads. 

 

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