- Omokri says seizing people's money is making Nigerians afraid of keeping cash in their accounts
- The former Jonathan aide on new media says Nigerians are now afraid of being suspected of corruption and publicly disgraced even when they are not corrupt
- He says the actions of the EFCC will cause more people to keep their money abroad
Reno Omokri, aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of using the recent cash recoveries and seizures to scare Nigerians.
In a Facebook post Wednesday, April 12, Omokri said Nigerians are now afraid to own cash even if they did not acquire it through corrupt means because the government is scaring them.
He said: "Nigeria is the only country I have seen where if you are suspected of corruption you are automatically guilty of corruption.
"Suspicion should lead the government to investigate you. It should not lead them to destroy your reputation in the media.
"One thing I can assure Nigerians is that people are now afraid to have money in Nigeria.
"People are not just afraid of having corrupt money. If that were the case, it would be good. People are afraid of having any kind of money.
"Having money is a sin in Nigeria of today. If you doubt me, go and deposit ₦25 million into your account.
"By the time you finish answering questions, when next you have ₦25 million, you will ask that it be paid into your account outside Nigeria. Why? Because having money in Nigeria makes you a suspect."
NAIJ.com recalls that the EFCC, on Tuesday, April 11, discovered another N4billion in cash in Niger state.
Investigations reveal that the money belongs to a former deputy governorship candidate in the northern state.
The discovery comes just days after raw cash was discovered inside a plaza in Lagos and barely 24 hours N250 million was again discovered inside the popular Balogun market in Lagos state.
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