Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday gave journalists a hefty shove at its head office in Abuja As convener of concerned Nigerians Mr. Deji Adeyanju was submitting a petition Alleging the All Progressive congress National leader Ahmed Tinubu of conveying Bullion Van to his home to Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the commission
Adeyanju had gone to submit a petition calling for the investigation of the source of money Allegedly conveyed in bullion vans to the home of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.
Other activists who signed the petition were Ariyo-Dare Atoye of the Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution and Adebayo Raphael of the Free Nigeria Movement.
The manhandling continued unabated until the protest by journalist and activist is noticed as the threat continues.
Turning to the security personnel, Adeyanju said; “You are coming to intimidate people here; “Why would you tell me to leave this place? This harassment is too much. This is a public institution.”
“You are busy following yahoo boys (Internet fraudsters) up and down’’, he added.
Speaking to journalists on the petition, however, Adeyanju said, “Remember, a few days ago, the EFCC challenged Nigerians that the reason they cannot investigate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the election eve bullion vans sighted at his residence was that there was no petition to that effect.
“Some of us have already taken up the challenge which is exactly the reason we are here and I believe that, as citizens of our country, we must always ensure that the right thing is done at all times.
“You can see that, even as we are addressing the press, members of the EFCC are harassing us.”
The petition noted that Section 7 (1) (b) of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004 gives the commission the power to investigate properties of any person that appears to the commission that the person’s lifestyle and extent of the properties are not justified by his source of income.