Group threatens to sue EFCC for not prosecuting minister

Group threatens to sue EFCC for not prosecuting minister

- The Patriots of Anti-Corruption League (PAL), has threatened to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC )

- PAL said that the minister and six others should be charged to court within 14 days of sending in the petition

- Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Dumebi Kachikwu, Bukola Olatumbo Ayinde and Ahmed Aminu are part of the subject of the investigations

For not prosecuting minister of state for petroleum resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, in a case of alleged corruption, an anti-graft group, the Patriots of Anti-Corruption League (PAL), has threatened to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ).

Consequently, the group in a petition, signed by Kingsley Arthur said the EFCC had concluded investigations into the matter for some time now.

The group also threatened to sue the commission and its chairman if the minister and six others were not charged to court within 14 days of sending in the petition.

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The Nation reports that the group alleged that the EFCC having concluded its investigation on Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Dumebi Kachikwu, Bukola Olatumbo Ayinde and Ahmed Aminu; and three companies; Accelerated Building Technologies Limited, Netlink Technologies Limited and Dutchess Energy Limited failed to prosecute them

“In your investigation report it is clearly stated that investigations have established the private account as a “conduit and money laundering”. It is evident and incontrovertible that there lies therein enough evidence to prosecute these persons in a competent court of Law for money laundering.

“Mr chairman we are writing to lend our voice of disgust to the delay in bringing these culprits to account. In the fight against corruption in this present administration there should be no sacred cow. (These are the words of Mr President) and it is important all people of goodwill should encourage, support and abide by this and stand with Mr President.

“Mr chairman your refusal or lukewarm attitude not to arraign these persons will surely put a dent and bring disrepute to the President Mohammadu Buhari’s much touted Anti-corruption fight before Nigerians and the international community,” the petition observed.

The group also warned that: “In view of the foregoing we are issuing a 14 days ultimatum to the commission to show cause why these persons and companies should not be arraigned in a court of competent jurisdiction, without which we shall have no option than to drag your good self and the commission to court to show reasonable cause why a mandamus should not be served on the commission and your good self”.

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NAIJ.com had reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) mobile police officers on Monday, October 23, stormed a mansion belonging to the former head of the civil service of the federation, Abdulrasheed Maina.

The building at No. 10 Hamisu Musa Road, Jabi, around 3:40p.m on Monday, was being marked in red by an operative in mufti while police officers were giving cover to the official.

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