House minority caucus cautions Nigerian government against muffling EFCC boss’ death threat complaints

Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said other measures undertaken by the agency included the re-launch of the inter-faith dialogue and instilling the culture of integrity in young people.

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has tasked the federal government not to muffle the outcry by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, that he has been receiving death threats in the course of his duty.

Bawa had, on Tuesday during an appearance on Channels Television programme, said he has been receiving death threats since he became the chairman of the anti-corruption agency.

The caucus, in a statement by its leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, said it is disturbed by the silence of the APC-led federal government to the worrisome development, demanding an immediate investigation into the revelation.

The lawmakers, while describing the development as smacks of attempt to shield corrupt officials within the system, said it will hold the government responsible should any harm befall the EFCC Chairman.

The caucus therefore urged the EFCC Chairman to expose the names of those threatening him as well as issues of corruption involving such individuals.

The caucus said: “Moreover, the Minority caucus is alarmed over the indictment of a female minister in the APC-led federal government for buying a $37.5 million from a bank and deposited $20 million cash. The minority caucus notes that this revelation by the EFCC is another sad commentary on the monstrous corruption and treasury looting going on in the APC-led administration.

“We urge the EFCC Chairman not to be deterred by the threats but remain focused as well as go ahead to disclose the identities of those behind the threats as well as that of the said minister for appropriate action.”

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