Nigeria: President Buhari Gives EFCC Permission to Probe Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan
The Presidency has stated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is free to investigate former President Goodluck Jonathan for corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, also explained that there was no secret pact between President Buhari and Jonathan to exclude the ex-President from the list of corrupt people to be probed by this administration.
He added that the President does not teleguide the EFCC.
Another Presidential Spokesman, Shehu Garba, said the anti corruption war is not a witch hunt.
“One thing very clear from the way he has carried on with the war against corruption is that past officials of government have a window to return looted funds to avoid investigation and trials which may be drawn out and sometimes inimical to the exercise.
“People can help themselves and help the country without being noisy about anything.
“The President is aware that he is under watch, locally and internationally, in his handling of the war against corruption.
“Whatever international support he will get will depend on how open and effective his government is in carrying out the anti-graft war.
“To that extent, the war against corruption knows neither friend nor foe.”