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The acting Chairman of the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim
Magu, today Friday refused to answer a question
regarding a petition submitted against All
Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu.
According to Punch, Magu, who held a press
conference in Abuja, had lamented the high
rate of corruption in the country especially
among the youths who perpetrate internet
The EFCC boss had also stated that many
non-governmental organisations operating in
the North-East were being used for money
However, when The PUNCH asked Magu to
give an update on the petition submitted
against Tinubu, Magu, who appeared agitated,
said, “You want me to talk about a petition
here? Next question please.”
The PUNCH reports that the Convener,
Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, had last
week submitted a petition against Tinubu for
having two cash-laden bullion vans in his
compound on the eve of the presidential
elections in February.
Tinubu had stated during an interview that the
money belonged to him and he was free to
distribute it to his supporters since he was
not a government official.
Incidentally, the EFCC is currently prosecuting
the son-in-law of the presidential candidate of
the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar,
for attempting to distribute money ahead of
the same election.
Meanwhile, Adeyanju said in a Facebook post
that he had not been contacted by the EFCC
since he submitted the petition.

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