Mr. Anthony Sani, the immediate past Secretary General of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), could face legal action if he breaks the rule.
Sani told the Daily Independent that if President Muhammadu Buhari commits any infractions while in office, he could be investigated and prosecuted.
The EFCC had written the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB) late last year, demanding copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.
According to a copy of the letter, the inquiry into Tinubu started last year, following the resignation of former Chairman Ibrahim Magu.
The message, CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020, was signed by Abdulrasheed Bawa, the then Lagos zonal president, who is now the EFCC Chairman.
“In light of the above, you are kindly requested to provide the commission with the outstanding requested details of Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu,” the letter said.
Abdulrasheed Bawa, the current EFCC Chairman, said the commission has the legal authority to examine unexplained wealth during his screening at the National Assembly last week.
Sani, who cited former French presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkorzy as examples, said that no one, regardless of their status, should be regarded as above the law.
“Anyone who breaks the law, even the president, may be punished. That is why Israel’s Prime Minister is being investigated.”
“This is also why the former French presidents, Nicolas Sarkorzy, the most recent, and Jacques Chirac, were found guilty.
Nobody is exempt from the rules.”