Abia operations: Be Diligent, Activist Charges EFCC
A human rights activist and author, Comrade Paul Ikechukwu Njoku, has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to always be diligent in her operations in sealing and seizing suspected looters’ properties.
This, according to Comrade Njoku is to avoid embarrassing genuine investors in the country whose companies could be mistakenly sealed as proceeds of corruption.
Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, reportedly sealed some properties in Aba and Umuahia capital cities of Abia State suspected to be proceeds of corruption from the Abia State Government.
In a viral circulated WhatsApp statements, Comrade Njoku, expressed his desires in a war against corruption and corrupt practices.
“I am an advocate of due diligence and a voice against corruption, rape, cultism, child marriage, armed-robbery, pogroms, killings, structural injustice, domestic violence, intimidation and absolutisn.
“My dreams is to see workers and pensioners’ salaries and wages duly paid. My dream is to see the downtrodden fed and prevail with shelter over their heads. My dreams is to see the real looters diligently prosecuted and jailed.
“I have always maintained my views that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission should be deeply pragmatic with purviews of due diligence in her war against corruption to avoid embarrassinly sealing innocent peoples’ investments or investors businesses across the States in Nigeria.
“I am aware of the unfortunate sealing of the Trademore International Holding Limited being the company’s property sealed in different locations by the EFCC especially in Umuahia, Abia State few days ago.
“As a concerned Nigerian and rights activist, my interactions with the management of the aforementioned company insighted me that they are into business investment and development across some states in Nigeria than ever ventured into politics of any sort to make money which I stand to be corrected.
“I also stand to be corrected if due diligence should not be enjoined in the fight against corruption and why investors who are mostly the employers of labour should be cowered into business decimation or emissary of undue embarrassment.
“EFCC should know that constructive engagement and due diligence are the magic of sustainable synergy for any movement ideologically focused in a fight against corruption than allowing apostasy drive the commission to insignificant paradise and ultimately to self destruction by always failing to win numerous cases in the court.
“If one places pecuniary interests above ideology what do you think the interest will later come to be?
“My curiosity is to know why the commission cannot smartly do a due diligent operation and sound prosecution of the real looters with succinct media reportage and with specific names and comprehensive details for the consumption of the poor masses than sealing properties of a business investor with zero specificity of ideals to the utter confusion of Abians and business associates?