Popular social media activist, Segun Awosanya, otherwise known as Segalink, has clashed with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the failure of the EFCC to go after All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu, despite picture evidence of bullion vans laden with cash at Tinubu’s Bourdillon, Ikoyi home.
Trouble started when the EFCC posted a tweet stating that it was empowered by the law to investigate anyone who appears to be living above his means.
The EFCC tweeted, “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 sent out the tweet amid criticisms that it was raiding clubs and persecuting youths driving flashy cars.
In his response, however, 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?”
The anti-graft agency, however, defended its record, insisting that it had secured convictions of former governors and other politically exposed persons
“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.”