Fayose Urges President Buhari To Hand Over Lawal, Oke To EFCC
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that indicted former Secretary to Government of the Fedration (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal and Ex Director of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, should be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for investigation and prosecution.
Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said, “Enough of using probe panels to shield people accused of corruption in Buhari’s government; rather, they should be arrested, detained and prosecuted by the EFCC as being done to others perceived as the President’s enemies.”
Fayose said that apart from prosecuting the sacked officials, the report of the panel that investigated them should be made public.
Referring to similar cases, Fayose said, “Nigerians are interested in the full details of the report on the $43m discovered in an apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The report should be made public.
“They also want to know what happened to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu’s allegations of award of $25bn contracts without following due process against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru.
“Nigerians are interested in the report of the panel that looked into the Department of State Service investigation that indicted Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, of corruption. They want to know why the former Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, who was accused of corruption by the Senate, removed from office unceremoniously and declared wanted is now the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, Lagos.”