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  • News - South West - Lagos
  • Updated: June 15, 2023

Arewa Youths Happy With Bawa's Suspension

Arewa Youths Happy With Bawa's Suspension

Suspended EFCC boss Abdulrasheed Bawa

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has commended President Bola Tinubu’s indefinite suspension of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

National President of the AYCF, Yerima Shettima in a statement on Thursday in Lagos commended Tinubu’s swift action against Bawa. 

Shettima, who lauded the President for ordering thorough investigation of the activities of the agency under Bawa’s watch, urged the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulkarim Chukkol to pursue graft war with decency.

“The move by the President is a reassurance of his government’s commitment to addressing the sceptre of endemic, widespread corruption and political avarice that characterised the eight-year tenure of previous administration,” Shettima said.

He blamed the immediate past administration for lack of application of relevant laws against corrupt practices among officials of the regime and the apparent compromise of the EFCC under Bawa.

“While welcoming the Federal government action against Bawa, we are also of the view that it needs to extend the measure to include a total overhaul of the EFCC to flush out remnants of Bawa’s accomplices entrenched in top positions of the agency.

“As we except thorough investigations to expose and punish the extent of compromise and complicity of Bawa, it is equally expected that his major accomplices be suspended as well and subjected to investigation and subsequent prosecution,” he said.

According to him, there are incontrovertible facts that Bawa, his closed associates and their family members live flamboyantly to raise question about sources of their wealth and assets.

Shettima urged Tinubu to also investigate all principal collaborators in Bawa’s alleged atrocities.

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