A reliable source revealed the real reason President Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu suspended and arrested the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.
According to the document, the feud dated as far back as 2020 when, at the behest of the suspended EFCC Acting Executive Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, Mr. Bawa, who was then the EFCC Zonal Head in Lagos, initiated a secret investigation into the affairs of Tinubu.
Although details of the investigation were not contained in the document with file number: CR: 3000/EECC/LS/CMU/TAF/VOL. 4/322, it showed, however, that the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission investigated Tinubu, albeit discreetly.
In a letter dated 6th November 2020, and addressed to the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB),, Bawa had requested the Bureau to furnish the Commission with certain requested information about one “Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu”.
The letter was entitled “RE: Investigation Activities 1. Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu” (and one other individual).
“This Commission’s letter CR: 3000/EECC/LS/CMU/TAF/VOL.3/337 dated 4th September 2020 (copy attached) and your response CCB/HQ/FPOD/WF/12021/11/265 dated 9th October 2o20 on the above subject refers.
“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to furnish the Commission with the outstanding requested information of Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu.
“This request is made pursuant to Section 38 (1) and (2) 0f the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004.
“While treating as very urgent, accept the assurances at Ihe Acting Executive Chairman’s highest regards, please.”
Since assuming office some two weeks ago, President Tinubu has launched a perceived vindictive battle against some political enemies.
First to go down was the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who was behind the Naira redesign policy during the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
It is believed by some political pundits that the policy was formulated to scuttle the practice of vote-buying, which Tinubu was heavily accused of during the 2019 general election when bullion vans delivered cash for same at his Ikoyi residence in Lagos.
Following the fall of Emefieleand Bawa, who are presently cooling off in the detention facility of the Department of State Security (DSS), observers are of the opinion that the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, may be next.