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HURIWA dares EFCC to name ‘thieving’ Northern gov

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
15 December 2021   |   3:11 am
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has dared Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to name the northern governor it alleged stole N60 billion from state treasury. It said failure to do so would portray EFCC as a tool of Northern Islamic political oligarchy and an anti-youth attack dog. “We are worried that the…

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has dared Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to name the northern governor it alleged stole N60 billion from state treasury.

It said failure to do so would portray EFCC as a tool of Northern Islamic political oligarchy and an anti-youth attack dog.

“We are worried that the doomsday scenario painted by those who fought appointment of the young Kebbi State-born Abdulrasheed Bawa as successor of the disgraced acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, are coming true,” said HURIWA.

It noted: “Abdulrasheed Bawa has again started his hide-and-seek methodology by accusing an unnamed Northern governor of pocketing N60 billion of his state’s resources. The question is: why is he afraid to name the accused governor? Is it because he is a Northerner and probably a Muslim or because he is a member of All Progressives Congress?

“Why then does EFCC parade youngsters accused of duping White people of $400 with their names boldly written on blackboards in front of EFCC cameras and extensively publicised on social media and the powerful and well-visited EFCC official website? But EFCC cannot name one of the biggest accused economic saboteurs?”

HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said it had already started writing a request under the Freedom of Information Act to compel EFCC to name the governor.

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