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EFCC: Tinubu can be prosecuted, not above the law – ex ACF secretary

The immediate past Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani on Friday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos and National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) can be prosecuted if he runs foul of the law.

Speaking with Daily Independent, Sani said even President Muhammadu Buhari can also be investigated and prosecuted if he commits any infractions while in office.

The EFCC had late last year written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB), requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.

A copy of the letter revealed that the investigation into Tinubu began last year after the removal of erstwhile Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

The letter marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020, was signed by the then Lagos zonal head, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who is now the Chairman of the EFCC.

The letter read in part, “In view of the above, you are kindly requested to furnish the commission with the outstanding requested information of Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu.

During his screening at the National Assembly, Abdulrasheed Bawa last week, the new EFCC Chairman said the commission has the legal backing to investigate unexplained wealth.

Sani who cited the examples of former French presidents, Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkorzy said nobody, no matter his position should be treated as being above the law.

“Anybody,including the president, who runs foul of the law can be prosecuted. That is why the Prime Minister of Israel is being prosecuted”.

“And that is also why the former French presidents, Nicolas Sarkorzy that is the immediate past one and Jacques Chirac have been convicted.Nobody is above the law”.

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