Group wants Buhari,EFCC to open up on Ikoyi Ghost Money

EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu

controversy still rages over the ownership of the residential
building where sum of $43.4million,N23million and £27,000 totaling
N13billion, located at the Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State, were
found, a human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social
has called on the President Muhammadu

led-Federal Government and its anti-graft agency, the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) to
open up on the owner of the
building without further delaying so as to know the actual owner of
the cash.

The group also urged the present Federal Government under Buhari’s
watch to stop all the propaganda surrounding the fight against
corruption, urging the government to arrest the Director-General of
the National Intelligence Agency
(NIA) who earlier claimed the agency
ownership of the N13billion cash, questioning rhetorically when the
private apartment became the depositor bank of NIA after the
implementation of the Treasury Single
(TSA) of the present
administration in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari….Still upset over such lush funds kept in a private residence

In a
statement issued and signed by the CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman,

Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman with an electronic copy sent to Asabeafrika yesterday, the chairman disclosed that no right
thinking Nigerian would
believe the story of the anti-graft agency surrounding the cash found,
saying that such an edifice could not be erected in the heart of Lagos
State without the owner, adding that the story of unknown house like
unknown Soldier could not be flying
in the ear of Nigerians.
Comrade Sulaiman stated that it could
not be possible for any security
agent or anti-graft agency to enter a residential building without
knowing the real occupant or owner of such building, stating that no
whistle-blower would give information of this nature without knowing
the actual occupant of such residential building.

Ex-Bauchi State Governor Adamu Mu’azu….Owner of the Ikoyi Tower

CHRSJ also demanded from President Buhari to originate a bill on
whistle-blower policy that would be sent to the National Assembly for
passage as part of effort to give legal backing to the public
interested policy (Whistle-blower) , saying that the way and manner
the EFCC has been giving noise to the
fight against corruption, made
the Nigerians to doubt the seriousness of the present government on
the fight against menace of corruption in our land.
The group disclosed that every action of the government in Nigeria
should be an open activity as democracy detests secrecy and Nigerians
have every right to know what is going on in the government so as to
make leaders accountable to the governed in line with the ethics of
democracy all over the world.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Nwike says ‘Na we get the money o’

According to the statement; “This is the
high time for President
Muhammadu Buhari to tell the whole world that he has the political
will to fight the corruption without fear or favour by setting up high
power Independent panel of Inquiry which will involve the officials of
United Nations to investigate and unravel the the real owner of
N13billion cash discovered in a private residence in Ikoyi, Lagos
state. It would not augur well for the Federal Government to say
that it did not know the actual owner of the Ikoyi house in question
where gargantuan amount of acclaimed illegal fund were discovered”.

Ikoyi Ghost Dollars

“The whistle-blower policy is a very good and lofty idea which should
not be allowed to die prematurely and President Muhamadu Buhari should
do the needful by drafting a bill on it and send it to the National
Assembly for quick passage as a matter of urgency on public interest.
The fight against corruption should be sustained within the ambit of
the law. This whistle-blower policy must give legal backing and
Federal Government should not allow loosing another more cases as a
result of lack of legal backing for whistle-blowing policy”.

Justice waiting to take hold