“Ribadu Calls Tinubu’s Special Investigator to Account for Alleged Extortion of CBN Officials”

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In a significant turn of events, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has issued a summons to the Special Investigator appointed by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a prominent political figure, amidst allegations of extortion leveled against the investigator. The investigation stems from purported incidents involving the coercion and extortion of officials from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

According to sources close to the EFCC, Ribadu expressed grave concern over reports indicating that the Special Investigator, whose identity remains undisclosed, abused their position by leveraging their connection to Tinubu to engage in illicit activities. It’s alleged that the investigator exploited their privileged access to CBN officials, utilizing intimidation tactics to extort funds from them under the guise of conducting investigations.

The summons issued by Ribadu signals a significant escalation in the matter, indicating the seriousness with which the EFCC intends to address the allegations of corruption and abuse of power. Ribadu emphasized the importance of upholding the integrity of investigative processes and ensuring that individuals entrusted with such responsibilities operate within the bounds of the law.

The unfolding saga has sparked widespread public outcry and raised questions about the extent of political influence in law enforcement agencies. Many are closely watching how the EFCC navigates this intricate web of allegations, with implications not only for the individuals involved but also for the broader fight against corruption in Nigeria. As the investigation progresses, the spotlight remains firmly fixed on the EFCC’s commitment to transparency, accountability, and the rule of law.


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