It is Shameful To Blackmail EFCC Chairman.
Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate for 2023, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned an alleged attempt to blackmail the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Atiku made the remark through his media aide, Daniel Bwala, in response to an allegation made against Bawa by Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle.
Matawalle claimed Bawa begged him for $2 million.
The governor claimed in an interview with BBC Hausa that he was being investigated because he “didn’t offer the EFCC chairperson the money he requested from him.”
The EFCC, on the other hand, dismissed the claim, emphasising that it would not be drawn into a mud fight with a suspect under investigation for corruption and unconscionable pillage of his state’s resources.
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In response to the news, Bwala called the attempt to blackmail Bawa “honourable.”
“If you want to remove Bawa as EFCC chair, at least be honourable about it and do it honourably,” Bwala tweeted.
“The idea that outgoing governors and cabinet members are being investigated so you blackmail one of the suspects is, to put it mildly, shameful.”
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“Bawa, in addition to building on Magu’s successes, has elevated the commission to a more professional level, where he receives accolades from far and wide and deserves honour, not blackmail.”
“If you have evidence against him, use due process rather than blackmail.”