The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday said it would probe the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience; ex- Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and others over corruption allegations.
The Deputy Director of Operations, EFCC, Mr. Iliyasu Kwarbai, said this on the telephone, minutes after he received a petition from Human Rights Defenders and Advocacy Centre group, which staged a protest to the EFCC’s Lagos office.
The petition urged the EFCC to probe Patience Jonathan, source of APC campaign funds used in the last elections, Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi and some former presidents of Nigeria. Kwarbai said: “We’re investigating Patience Jonathan and if she’s found wanting, she wouldn’t go free.
If anyone is indicted, no matter how highly or lowly placed the person is, the person would be arrested. The person’s status is immaterial to the EFCC. The most important thing is evidence. If there’s evidence that the person stole public funds, the person wouldn’t go free.”