By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

A Legal practitioner forum called lawyers progressive forum,have called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to  investigate the current Chairman of  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC)Abdulrashid Bawa over what it called as politicazation of  activities of the commission and selective treatment of some persons and fovour of others in fighting corruption.

In a Press statement signed by Abubakar A Kurawa Esq of the forum and  made available to Journalist in kaduna.

Read in part” It’s no longer  news in Nigeria that EFCC, an agency established by the law to investigate and prosecute economic and financial crimes, have in recent times derided into political persecution, media trial and selective treatment of cases.

It further explain “Time without number the agency tend to pursue cases not with the aim of nipping corruption in the bud, but with the clear intent of scoring cheap political points, to the exclusion of serious cases which if diligently investigated would have unravel huge cases of financial crimes against the state.

“This is just an example of one of so many cases. As young Nigerians we are bothered because we see the appointment of BAWA as milestone. In matters of governance, we rejoice because Our pair is heading an important agency like EFCC, but the scorecard of the Chairman is fast eroding our jubilation.

“We are no longer certain whether in future such great opportunities will come to young people.There is no doubt that the main reason why EFCC are mostly losing there cases in court is due to their penchant for selective treatment, lawlessness and more often, total disregard to the established principles of the Law.

“We are by no means trying to defend proven criminals,we harbor no sympathy for such elements, but we are talking about doing things the right way. A spade must always be called by its name.

“As progressives members of THE BAR from the NORTH we can’t sit back while such injustices are being meted. We call on Mr. Chairman to treat cases on their merit and size.

 

 

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