EXCLUSIVE: How EFCC ignored volumes of petition against APC heavy weight

By Amako Nneji January 7, 2016 18:23

EXCLUSIVE: How EFCC ignored volumes of petition against APC heavy weight

Emerging facts revealed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has consistently turned a blind eye to volumes of petition calling for the arrest and prosecution of corrupt members from the All Progressives Congress, APC, despite overwhelming evidence at its disposal.

This came against the backdrop of statements credited to the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, trying to defend allegations of political witch hunt against the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and failing to arrest and prosecute corrupt members of the ruling APC.

Magu while responding to comments from participants at a forum recently alluded to the fact that a lot of Nigerians have a feeling that the ongoing war against corruption appears targeted at members of the opposition, but maintained that the commission has not received any petition against alleged corrupt APC members.

    “Such accusations have come up a lot, but we work with petitions before us. In fact, I am eager and waiting for something from the other side, but nothing has come so far,” Magu had said.

See: Why we cannot arrest corrupt APC big weight – EFCC

However, documents obtained by Post-Nigeria through a reliable source showed that the EFCC as at September 29th, 2014, received and acknowledged a petition against a chieftain of the APC and current Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi and has refused to take any action.

The petition was signed by one Comrade Oke Ayodele and titled; “Complaint of fraudulent practices against Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and others: call for investigation and prosecution.”

In the petition, the petitioner under the umbrella of Save Ekiti Coalition, alleged that the former governor of the state perpetrated a N2.6 billion fraud through the construction of new civic centre and mismanaged the sum N383.9 million earthwork for the new governor’s office.

It went further to add that the former governor diverted funds meant for the States Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, and Local Councils through contracts worth N4.2 billion and also inflated road contracts worth over N10 billon and diversion of N1.2 billion FADAMA fund.

“It is on record that petitions were submitted to the EFCC office at Abuja against the former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, by the State Government and concerned groups.

“The petition was dated September 26, 2014 to the EFCC and ICPC and was submitted at Abuja on September 29, 2014. The State Government even had to write a letter to the EFCC last year September, reminding the commission of its petition,” a highly placed source said.

Political stakeholders have called on the EFCC chairman to come clean and tell Nigerians why its anti-corruption crusade has only being targeted at perceived opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari, while remaining tacit on corruption allegations levied against top APC chieftains working with the present administration.

See Attached document ….