Again, Anti-Corruption CSOs Insist EFCC Chairman Must Step Aside

Written by on March 15, 2023

Representatives of over 100 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have resumed their call for the sack of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, over alleged politicisation of the commission, disobedience of court orders and infringement of the human rights of some Nigerians.

They spoke at a joint press conference held in Lagos on Tuesday.

Royal Times reports that the activists said they had opposed the confirmation of Bawa before his appointment over alleged corrupt practices but till now, Bawa has not cleared himself of all the allegations against him.

They also called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba to immediately swing into action and thoroughly investigate the allegations.

The Chairman, Centre for Anti-corruption and Open Leadership, Debo Adeniran; and the Executive Director, Centre for Public Accountability, Olufemi Lawson said, “Rather than act honourably and step aside in view of his status as a convicted official, Mr. Bawa has continued to act as if Nigerian laws are made differently for different Nigerians.

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