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Olajengbesi: Why EFCC should audit all officials who served under Buhari

Pelumi Olajengbesi Pelumi Olajengbesi

Pelumi Olajengbesi, a human rights lawyer, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to audit officials who served under former President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement on Friday, Olajengbesi said with the startling revelations arising from the trial of Godwin Emefiele, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), there is the need for the EFCC to audit the financial transactions of all government officials who served under the former president.

Emefiele was indicted in the alleged fraudulent payment of $6.2 million for election observers. He is currently facing a 20-count criminal charge preferred against him by the EFCC.

The amended charges border on alleged criminal breach of trust, forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, procurement fraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.

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“The audacity of those in power and their criminal influence is becoming too much and must be stopped,” Olajengbesi said.

“The EFCC must not stop at just the former CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele but should carry out an entire audit of principal actors who served under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari. There should be deterrent for bad behaviour.

“Again, the case of the suspended the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Electrification Agency, Ahmad Salihijo over alleged N1.2bn fraud is fresh, and a pointer to the gross abuse of power by those who served under Buhari.

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“Emefiele and all those who served under the Buhari administration should be properly audited and given a chance to clear their names as the corruption that manifested under that government is gargantuan.”

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