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Don’t Interfere In EFCC’s Investigations, Group Tells Malami




A group identified as the National Anti-Corruption Watch (NACW), has urged the Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, not to interfere in the investigation of Brigadier-General Jafaru Mohammed (rtd).

Brigadier-General Mohammed (rtd) is currently being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

NACW in a statement on Wednesday, June 17, and signed by its Executive Director, Aboki Suleman, said the probe of Mohammed, a director of finance and administration at the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), should be transparent.

The anti-corruption organisation had earlier called on the EFCC chairman to ensure that justice prevails.

Suleman said Mohammed should be held accountable over the industrial-scale looting of the money meant for purchasing arms and military hardware under ONSA.

The group urged the AGF to prevail on Mohammed to cooperate with the EFCC investigation to speed up his appearance in court and absolve himself of all allegations levelled against him by the commission.

Suleman also said that the NACW would continue to follow up the probe of the alleged looting at the ONSA. According to Suleman, the NACW as an anti-corruption not-for-profit organisation would recourse to all available legal means to ensure that justice must prevail.

Suleman said: “We are worried that, of all possible defences, Jafaru Mohammed alleged “witch-hunt and personal vendetta” as a reason for the EFCC investigation. This is nothing but a shallow attempt at turning the truth on its head.”

He said it is pertinent to also insist that those found to have been tainted with corruption in the course of serving the country are properly investigated and tried when indicted.

Meanwhile, a report claims that houses belonging to Mohammed in the city of Kano were sealed off by the EFCC. The buildings were marked “Under Investigation by the EFCC” after the anti-graft agency obtained an order for interim forfeiture of eight properties belonging to the retired general from a Federal High Court in Abuja.

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