The EFCC will make some arrests next week. This is following a protest and a petition from Human Rights and Advocacy Group. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it will probe the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience; ex-Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and others over corruption allegations. The Deputy Director of Operations, EFCC, Iliyasu Kwarbai, narrated this in Lagos office while addressing the group.
The petition urged the EFCC to probe Patience Jonathan, the source of APC campaign funds used in the last elections, Tinubu, Amaechi and some former presidents of Nigeria.
Kwarbai said: “We’re investigating Patience Jonathan and if she’s found wanting, she wouldn’t go free. “If anyone is indicted, no matter how highly or lowly placed the person is, the person would be arrested. “The person’s status is immaterial to the EFCC. The most important thing is evidence.
“If there’s evidence that the person stole public funds, the person wouldn’t go free.” Asked if the protest staged by the advocacy group would hasten investigations against those alleged in the petition, Kwarbai said: “The protesters came to our office, not only because of Patience Jonathan, but there were also other matters.
“We don’t shield anybody. “That’s our job.” The petition, entitled: “Demand for arrest, prosecution of Patience Jonathan, probe of APC campaign fund and no more sacred cow in the anti-corruption crusade,” was signed by the President of the group, Queen Ameh, and Chairman of its Board of Trustees, Innocent Agbo. The group wondered why Patience Jonathan was still walking free when evidence had already indicted her.
The group urged the EFCC to go after Patience, and ex-Presidents, including Ibrahim Babangida, Abdusalam Abubakar, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan. According to the protesters, the EFCC should begin to probe the source of the election campaign fund of APC used in the 2015 election. This was even as they demanded the probe of Tinubu, and Amaechi.