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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is under investigation.
In an exclusive interview with ThisDay Newspaper on Sunday, Bawa said the investigation is still ongoing.
“You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before 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 media trial.” he said.
Recall that in October 2020, a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Mr. Oladapo Apara, had sued Bola Tinubu; and the current Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting firm, Akin Doherty.
Apara had in a petition addressed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, accused the company of N100bn fraud.
In his statement of claim, the former Alpha Beta boss said Tinubu boasted that the then acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, would protect him.
“The 2nd defendant (Bola Tinubu) also warned the claimant not to even think of exposing his involvement in the financial affairs of the 1st defendant (Alpha Beta) to the EFCC as the then acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, will always protect him (Tinubu).” He had written.
On Wednesday, Apara filed a suit demanding a Lagos State High Court to stop Tinubu from “controlling the finances of Alpha Beta.” The suit was filed by Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) on behalf of Apara.