By John Ikani
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has stated that former Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader Bola Tinubu is still being investigated.
Speaking during an exclusive interview with ThisDay, Bawa who didn’t state what the commission is investigating the former governor on, noted that the investigation could take a long time.
According to Bawa: “You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before an investigation and now you are saying why didn’t we arrest Tinubu? Why didn’t you just say ‘arrest him’?
“Investigation is ongoing. When you are investigating matters like this, they don’t end in a day. Thousands of investigations are going on, on a daily basis.
“You understand? You know you are from the media. After you will say we are doing a media trial.”
What you should know
The wealth of the former Lagos State governor has been a major conspiracy theory spinner for more than a decade.
Tinubu has been accused of controlling the finances of Alpha Beta Consulting and for using the company to divert Lagos State funds.
A former managing director of the firm Dapo Apara accused the company, Tinubu and Akin Doherty, a former commissioner n Lagos, of money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and sundry corrupt practices in a 40-page document he submitted to a Lagos high court in 2020.
Similarly, the convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju also submitted a petition to the EFCC to investigate Tinubu on Friday October 25, 2019 over the source of money conveyed in bullion vans to his house in Ikoyi on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.
“The commission would recall that it was reported all over the news that Bullion Vans allegedly Contammg an undisclosed amount of cash were Seen entering the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State on the eve of Nigeria presidential elections. Tinubu himself admitted to this fact While responding to questioning by journalists,” the petition reads.