The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has told the All Progressives Congress-led administration 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.
The caucus said it is disturbed by the silence of the APC-led government to the “worrisome development,” which it said smacks of an attempt to shield corrupt officials within its system.
“Our caucus calls on the EFCC chairman to go public and expose the names of those threatening him as well as issues of corruption involving such individuals.
“We also demand an immediate investigation into the revelation as such threats on the life of the EFCC chairman cannot be glossed over,” the caucus said in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu.
It also expressed its consternation over the indictment of a female minister in the APC-led federal government for buying $37.5 million worth of property from a bank and depositing $20 million cash.
The minority caucus noted that this revelation by the EFCC is another sad commentary on the monstrous corruption and treasury looting going on in the APC-led administration.
“The caucus urges the EFCC chairman not to be deterred by the threats but to 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,” it added.