EFCC recovered N13bn cash and APC Govt of the more you look, the less you see - Fayose

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EFCC recovered N13bn cash and APC Govt of the more you look, the less you see - Fayose

Postby synteche » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:42 pm

Yesterday, it was made public that the National Intelligence Agency

(NIA) claimed ownership of the $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000

seized on Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

(EFCC) from Osborne Towers, a luxury residential complex in Ikoyi,
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Lagos.
This, to my mind is one cover-up too many and this federal government

seeming plot to protect the original owner of both the money and the

apartment where it was found has further shown that the

anti-corruption fight is political, selective and therefore a ruse.

Nigerians should recall that I have consistently maintained that the

APC-led federal government was not fighting any corruption. Rather,

the government is using the anti-corruption fight as a major political

tool to cripple opposition and turn the country to a one party state.

Therefore, for once, the federal government should operate with the

mind-set that Nigerians are no fools. They are capable of asking

questions and they are already doing that.
Some of the questions being asked are:
1. Who is the owner of the apartment in which the money was found?

2. Does the apartment also belong to the NIA?
3. If the apartment belong to the NIA, when was it bought and from whom?

4. If the apartment does not belong to the NIA, from whom and when was

it rented?
5. How could a whistle-blower be aware of movement of money into one

out of many apartments in a building without knowing the owner of the

apartment?
6. If truly the NIA was carrying out a “covert operation” as claimed,

was President Muhammadu Buhari not briefed of the so-called “covert

operation” when he took over power?
7. Was the National Security Adviser (NSA), whose office controls all

intelligence agencies, including the EFCC and DSS not aware of the

“covert operation”?
8. Was there any security presence at the vicinity of the apartment to

suggest that it was being used as warehouse for over N13 billion cash

belonging to the NIA?
9. Does NIA need an unprotected apartment to keep such huge sum of

money purportedly meant for “covert operation”?

10. How much was released for the so-called “covert operation”, how

much has been spent and to who was account rendered up to date?

As for me, the script being acted on this discovered cash is a

cover-up that will mar the EFCC and the federal government. It is a

movie well scripted for some alawada (comedians) but acted so badly.

It is case of a dog that has been eating other people’s children to

the admiration of its owner suddenly attacking the beloved son of the

owner’s friend and they are now trying to cover-up the dog owner.

It is a major test of the integrity of the APC federal government’s

so-called anti-corruption fight, and the earlier the proponents of the

cover-up plot come back to their normal senses and tell Nigerians who

owns the apartment in which the money was found, the better for them.

In the last few weeks, we have been served with dramas of recovery of

funds by the EFCC.
N49 million in cash ranging from N200 to N50 was said to have been

found in Kaduna Airport and was promptly “arrested” by EFCC officials.

But up till now, Nigerians have not been told the identities of those

who brought the five sacks in which the cash was found into the

airport despite the presence of CCTV cameras at the airport.

EFCC also fed Nigerians with tales of recovery of N448,850,000 (Four

hundred and forty eight million, eight hundred and fifty thousand

naira) cash from a shop at LEGICO Shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way,

Victoria Island, Lagos. We were told that the shop had not been opened

for two years and one wonders how the cash got into the shop.

Up till today, EFCC is yet to tell Nigerians the identity of the owner

of the shop and Nigerians are asking whether or not the Legico

Shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos is not owned

by anyone and the owner of the Plaza won't be able to identify his or

her tenant.
As for this latest drama, which has boomeranged, even though we know

that the APC-led federal government has the capacity to sweep it under

the carpet like many others before it, Nigerians will have it on

record that they are being ruled by a government of “the more you

look, the less you see.”
Ayo Fayose (Osokomole)
Governor, Ekiti State
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