Why They Should Fight Bawa, in My Opinion

If anybody is in doubt as to the overt and covert reasons why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and by extension, the Executive Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa came under heavy attack and like his predecessors, is facing so much heat at this political transition period, then such a person is a poor student of history. Continue Reading>>>>

Last week, the outgoing governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, stirred the hornet’s nest when he made the headlines for the wrong reasons. He threw caution to the wind as he brazenly accused the EFCC Boss of witch-hunt. Among other things, Matawalle attempted to cast aspersion on the integrity of the EFCC’s fight against corruption by making farcical allegations of corruption in assets disposal and plea bargain procedure, among others. He went ahead to warn the chairman of the Commission, Bawa, to stop castigating governors and rather beam his searchlight on the Presidency and members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC.

Matawalle is the least to espouse the functions of the EFCC. What he seems to have forgotten, and very quickly too, is the fact that many actors in the executive arm of government are on the radar of the anti-crime agency, as they have always been. Constitutionally, the only persons who have immunity from criminal prosecution are: the President, Vice President, Governors and their Deputies. However, these set of public officers are not immuned from investigation. It was on the strength of this constitutional provision that the Commission, acting on intelligence, commenced investigation into the finances of Zamfara State which is currently under the management of outgoing governor Matawalle. Continue Reading>>>>


The question that readily comes to mind at this juncture is: could it be for loss of memory or share mischief that Matawalle forgot to acknowledge that a former Accountant General of the Federation was in 2022 arrested for over 100 billion Naira fraud? The case is now in court for diligent prosecution, as a result, the details may not be appropriately discussed through this medium.


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