Segun Awosanya, an activist popularly known as segalink, has asked the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to conduct an investigation
into a bullion van that allegedly brought a large tranche of cash into
Bola Tinubu's Lagos home on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.
The anti-corruption agency has requested petitions on the politicians
displaying "wealth that can't be justified".
Tinubu is a strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and a
national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The commission had posted on its social media that it is empowered by
the law to investigate anyone suspected of having illicit funds.
“Section 7(1) of the EFCC Establishment Act, 2004 gives us the power
to investigate properties of any person if it appears to the
commission that the person’s lifestyle and extent of the properties
are not justified by his source of income,” the commission tweeted.
Reacting to the tweet, Segalink queried the anti-graft agency for
keeping mum when evidence of a bullion van was seen moving into the
Bourdilion residence of Tinubu.
Segalink tweeted, “I’m sure this section only gives you an erection
when it concerns Yahoo Boys and opposition politicians.
"While the miraculous self aggrandisers in bed with those the head of
the EFCC worships are immune to investigation.
“Daylight bullion van exhibition of Bourdillon is justified right?”
During the 2019 presidential election, a bullion van was seen entering
the house of Tinubu in Ikoyi. When the politician was quizzed about it
by journalists, he dismissed the question, saying he held no public
office and could choose to spend his money as he wished.
The anti-graft agency, however, defended its record, insisting that it
had secured convictions of former governors and other politically
It stated, “Not to toe the line of politics as you may wish but the
EFCC has successfully investigated, prosecuted and secured over 1, 245
convictions between 2015 and 2019 which included two former governors,
several top government functionaries both in the past and present
dispensations. Applaud us.”
An adamant Segalink, however, posted the picture of bullion vans
entering Tinubu’s home on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.
The activist, who spearheaded the #EndSARS movement said the EFCC
should take action on the bullion van incident before it would be
respected by Nigerians.
He tweeted, “Let me splash some colours on this to make it simpler to
comprehend. Your tweet claims that all the EFCC requires to hunt down
citizens is the display of wealth that can’t be justified. What
justified the relocation of CBN to Asiwaju’s house on Bourdillon on
the eve of the election?”
Let me splash some colors on this to make it simpler to comprehend. Your tweet claims that all EFCC require to hunt down citizens is the display of wealth that canât be justified. What justified the relocation of CBN to Asiwajuâs house on Bourdillon at the eve of an election?! ð¤ pic.twitter.com/ZtJ9NpD8Nq— SEGA L'Ã©veilleurÂ®ð¨ (@segalink) October 16, 2019
The EFCC, however, asked Segalink to forward a petition to any of its
offices on the matter.
“Kindly forward your petitions to [email protected] or visit any of
our zonal offices or head office to submit a copy of your petition,”
the EFCC said.