Deji Adeyanju, the convener of pro-democracy, good governance and human rights group, Concerned Nigerians, has as written the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to beam her searchlight on the former Governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Bola Tinubu over alleged grand corruption.
Adeyanju, in the letter addressed to the Chairman of the Commission on Friday, said there is a clandestine lot to shield Tinubu from being held to account for alleged corruption he is accused of in Lagos.
The letter reads thus:
“LAGOS ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW- GO AFTER TINUBU NOW
The above subject matter refers.
We write in view of recent development by Lagos State Government to establish an anti-corruption commission. As you must be aware, this move is not to ensure accountability and transparency in the state civil service but to permanently and tactically shield the Lagos Landlord, Bola Ahmed Tinubu from prosecution.
The position of the law and several judicial interpretations on the subject matter is clear. The Commission can investigate anyone for corrupt practices in the country. We, therefore, urge you to be courageous and go after Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Nigerians generally do not take EFCC seriously any longer because of the perceived one-sided anti-corruption fight. Going after Tinubu will show that things are now different under you.
Find attached our bullion vans petition against Mr. Tinubu, dated 25th October, 2019 for your kind consideration.
We are aware of several other corruption allegations and petitions against the former Lagos State governor and his successors which were never investigated.”