Sack EFCC boss for overthrowing a tier of govt. – Wike charges Osinbajo
Following the sack of the DG, Director of State securities, Lawal Daura, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has also called for the sack of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu for overthrowing a tier of government he said.
The governor called on the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to sack the anti crime agency boss for freezing the accounts of Benue and Akwa Ibom States.
Wike made this statement in an interview with newsmen at the Government House, Port Harcourt where he described what happened as an “overthrow” of government and more grievous than the invasion of the National Assembly by the sacked Director General of DSS.
According to Wike, “I am calling for the sack of the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu for overthrowing a tier of government. The mere fact that the two accounts have been re-opened does not mean that a crime was not committed.
“When you freeze the account of the State Government, you have overthrown that government. Without funds, a state cannot function. This means the shutdown of government business at Executive, Legislature and Judiciary in the affected states.
“The Chairman of that Agency overthrew the Governments of Benue and Akwa Ibom States. Remember that this country is a Federation consisting of federating Units. As a federal system, we have three tiers of Government. These tiers of Government share the funds that accrue to the Federation monthly.
“It disheartens some of us to see the inconsistency of this government. This particular agency thrives on impunity. It disobeys court orders at will and engages on reckless anti-democratic actions.
“This impunity must stop”.