The $50 million cash discovered by the EFCC in a four-bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi has turned out to be everybody’s money and nobody’s money. It’s shocking how nobody has come forward to claim such outrageous amount of loot (like since when did Nigerians start disowning money) and the discovery agency, EFCC has made such a fantastic show of its mission that finding a possible owner for the cash has almost become out of the question.
So while we’re elated that Nigeria is not exactly as broke as we thought, there isn’t actually any hope of an arrest or a prosecution, as per EFCC style.
It appears we’re not the only one who thinks the EFCC is as incompetent as they come, Senate President Bukola Saraki in an interview with Arise News Network called on the agency to reveal to Nigerians “who the money belongs to“; and that’s not a lot to ask of the EFCC really. Except of course, the agency has something to hide or someone in power is working some tricks behind the curtains…and we have reason to believe it’s the latter.
Senator Saraki said during the interview, “I believe this is something simple that the organisation (EFCC) should manage, even before the speculation started coming out. The circus has to come to end as to whether it belongs to individuals, companies, agencies or a state government.”
He added, “We, however, believe they will sort it out and eventually tell Nigerians who owns the money. Nigerians deserve to know. The circus must stop…”
We’ve been through so many names – former PDP Chairman Adamu Mu’azu, former Managing Director of Operations, NNPC Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Solomon Adeola – a war of words has begun and trust that, the core of the issue is already being swept under the carpet.
We will be holding the EFCC completely responsible for everything that goes wrong with this $50million loot case and we will wait to see how the National Assembly will handle things when it eventually steps in as Senator Saraki has hinted at.
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