Why Tinubu is Investigating Some Buhari Appointees Through EFCC

Why Tinubu is Investigating Some Buhari Appointees Through EFCC

  • President Bola Tinubu has begun to probe some appointees of the immediate past president Muhammadu Buhari
  • Among those under investigation is the former governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, who recently met with an N300b bail condition
  • After his release from Kuje Correctional Centre, Emefiele has been indicted in two different reports, Jim Obazee and the EFCC

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FCT, AbujaPresident Bola Tinubu did not just sack some appointees of his predecessors, former President Muhammadu Buhari, but has started probing some of them using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The former cabinet members of the immediate past President Buhari were being investigated for mismanagement of public funds and office.

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Bola Tinubu/Muhammadu Buhari/Godwin Emefiele/Umar-Farook/EFCC/CBN
Names of Buhari’s appointee Tinubu currently probing
Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Muhammadu Buhari
Source: Twitter

The appointees are listed below:

Godwin Emefiele

The immediate past governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was appointed by former President Buhari at the end of his tenure under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. However, he was suspended by President Tinubu soon after he resumed office.

Following his suspension from office, Emefiele was arrested by the EFCC and was recently granted bail of N300 million by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.

Emefiele’s travail did not end meeting with his bail condition, Jim Obazee, a special investigator appointed by President Tinubu to probe the apex bank activities throughout the tenure of Emefiele in office. Obazee made several indictments against the embattled CBN governor.

In a recent development, Emefiele had also been indicted by the EFCC in its ongoing investigation of fraudulent foreign exchange transactions in the last nine years at the CBN.

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Sadiya Umar-Farouk

Umar-Farouk served as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development between 2019 and 2023, the second term of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

She has been indicted in an ongoing investigation of N37,170,855,753.44 allegedly misappropriated when she was serving as a minister.

Emefiele leaves Kuje Prison as fresh allegations emerge

Legit.ng earlier reported that the embattled former CBN governor Emefiele has met with his N300 million bail condition and left the Kuje prison.

Justice Hamza Mu’auz of the federal high court in Maitama granted the bail of N300 million and two sureties with landed properties in Maitama to the ex-CBN governor.

On Saturday morning, his release from Kuje’s prison was confirmed by Adamu Duza, the spokesperson of the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja.

Source: Legit.ng


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