Tinubu’s Investigation Ongoing - EFCC Boss


Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is currently under probe.

Bawa was engaged in an exclusive interview published by ThisDay where he was quizzed about the enquiry about Tinubu. He disclosed that they are investigating him and investigation does not end in a single day. 

In his words: “You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before investigation and now you are saying why didn’t we arrest Tinubu? Why didn’t you just say ‘arrest him?’


“Investigation is ongoing. When you are investigating matters like this, they don’t end in a day. Thousands of investigations are going on, on a daily basis.

“You understand? You know you are from the media. After you will say we are doing media trial.”

You could recall Abdulrasheed Bawa recently made the disclosure that since the resumption of his tenure, the commission has recovered $161 million, N6 billion, and 13,000 pounds illegally acquired by suspected criminals.

According to the EFCC Boss, the start of next week will follow the prosecution of 800 cybercrime cases in various courts.

In his words:

“I have a full breakdown of all funds recovered by the commission from its activities. This is in line with the accountability process of proceeds of funds recovered as a result of financial crimes.

From the time I took over, we have recovered over N6 billion, over $161 million, over £13,000, €1,730, 200 Canadian dollars, CFA 373,000 and ¥8,430.

Just a couple of some weeks back, I think leading up to last week or thereabout, we recovered over $100 million for the NPA, but the monies were paid directly into the account of the   Ports Authority.

We have recovered 30 real estates, one carpet, 13 electronics, one farmland, a  factory, motorcycles, land, a filling station, and about 32 automobiles.”

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