Betta Edu: No Nigerian is above investigation under Tinubu – EFCC

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, emphasized that no one is exempt from investigation.

Olukoyede made this assertion during a visit from Musa Adamu Aliyu, Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), following the probe into Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

A leaked memo revealed that Edu had instructed the Accountant General of the Federation to transfer N585 million intended for vulnerable individuals into a private account belonging to Oniyelu Bridget Mojisola.

In response to public outcry, President Bola Tinubu suspended Edu and instructed the EFCC to conduct a thorough investigation into the financial misconduct.

The EFCC Chairman stated that corruption will find no refuge under Tinubu’s administration.

In a statement by EFCC’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale, Olukoyede said: “Tinubu is offering the right atmosphere for anti-graft activities, both for the EFCC and ICPC and no Nigerian is immune to investigation for any corruption allegation.

”We believe that with the kind of President we have, who is ready and willing to do the right thing and from what we have seen in recent times and in the last 48 hours, it is clear that he has provided leadership and created the atmosphere for us to work.

“So there is no hiding place for the corrupt. We must give our best, we must be committed and give the President the right support he needs.

“Nobody is too big to be investigated in this country. Once you are not playing according to the rules, we will investigate you.”

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