Segalink to EFCC: You don’t need petition to probe Tinubu

Social media activist, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink, has rejected the advice of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to write a petition against All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu.

Segalink, who is the leader of the #EndSARS movement, said the EFCC did not need him to write a petition against Tinubu before going after the APC leader.

The activist said the EFCC had been going after internet fraudsters and raiding night clubs without a petition.

He tweeted, “The EFCC in their primitive chest-thumping about Section 7(1) of their Establishment Act of 2004, forgot that they have the same power over the likes of Tinubu as they do over alleged Yahoo boys to act based on probable case. Why expect a petition from us?”

Segalink told The PUNCH in an interview on Friday that the EFCC had failed to take action on several petitions in the past.

He noted that the petition against Alpha Beta, a tax collection firm believed to be linked to Tinubu, had been abandoned by the commission.

Segalink said, “I wrote a petition once even with all the details, the EFCC could not get on Abdulmumin Jubrin, who admitted to budget padding. Alpha Beta Managing Director wrote to the EFCC on the alleged fraudulent activities of his firm. Nothing has been done till date.

“Why will I waste my time on another petition when the ones before them have not been addressed?”

The activist said the matter was beyond politics but more about equity, justice and fairness.There shouldn’t be different rules for different people in a democratic republic. Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians,” he said.

The EFCC and Segalink had been engaged in a war of words on Thursday after the EFCC boasted on Twitter that it had the power to investigate anybody living above his means.

Segalink subsequently dared the commission to probe Tinubu who had admitted on television that bullion vans laden with cash on the eve of elections belong to him.

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