The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, has warned that nobody is too big to be
Olukoyede issued the warning in Abuja when the Chairman of
the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC,
Musa Adamu Aliyu, paid him a courtesy visit in the wake of the probe of Betta
Edu, suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
A leaked memo had exposed how Edu directed the Accountant
General of the Federation to pay the sum of N585 million meant for vulnerable
people into a private account of one Oniyelu Bridget Mojisola.
Following the outrage by Nigerians, President Bola Tinubu
suspended Edu while ordering the EFCC to carry out a thorough investigation
into the financial misappropriation.
The EFCC Chairman said there is no hiding place for
corruption under Tinubu’s administration.
In a statement by EFCC’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale, Olukoyede
said: “Tinubu is offering the right atmosphere for anti-graft activities, both
for the EFCC and ICPC and no Nigerian is immune to investigation for any
”We believe that with the kind of President we have, who is
ready and willing to do the right thing and from what we have seen in recent
times and in the last 48 hours, it is clear that he has provided leadership and
created the atmosphere for us to work.
“So there is no hiding place for the corrupt. We must give
our best, we must be committed and give the President the right support he
“Nobody is too big to be investigated in this country. Once
you are not playing according to the rules, we will investigate you.”
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