The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has tasked the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Government not to muffle the outcry by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, that he has been receiving death threats in the course of his duty.
The Caucus in a Statement by the Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu said that they are disturbed by the silence of the APC-led Federal Government, describing the development as worrisome which is a smack of attempt to shield corrupt officials within its system.
While saying that they will hold the Federal Government responsible should any harm befall the EFCC Chairman, the Caucus called on the EFCC Boss to go public and expose the names of those threatening him as well as issues of corruption involving such individuals.
“We also demand an immediate investigation into the revelation as such threats on the life of the EFCC Chairman cannot be glossed over.
“Moreover, the Minority caucus is alarmed over the indictment of a female minister in the APC-led Federal Government for buying a $37.5 million worth property from a bank and deposited $20 million cash.
“The minority caucus notes that this revelation by the EFCC is another sad commentary on the monstrous corruption and treasury looting going on in the APC-led administration.
“The caucus urges the EFCC Chairman not to be deterred by the threats but to remain focused as well as go ahead to disclose the identities of those behind the threats as well as that of the said minister for appropriate action,” the Minority Caucus stated