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Group Wants Mu’azu Tried For

| December 8, 2012 More

The National Congress of Democrats (NCD) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute a former governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.

In a letter to the president, signed by the Chairman of the association, Abubakar Dogonyaro, NCD said that despite the numerous allegations of corruption levelled against him EFCC had deliberately refused to charge him to court.

The group also called on the president to withdraw the national honour conferred on the former governor.

A copy of the letter which was obtained by our correspondent read: “Mr President, you have the executive powers to compel the EFCC to do what is right. Your action in this direction is demanded and necessary.”

It will be recalled that the commission had in 2008 invited Mu’azu to appear before it in respect of investigation into alleged corruption carried out while he was the governor. He did not honour the invitation.

Mu’azu was the governor of Bauchi State from 1999 to 2007.

The group made reference to several other former governors who are being prosecuted for corruption and wondered why the case of Mu’azu was different.

NCD said that it submitted petitions against Mu’azu to the then chairman of EFCC, Malam Nuhu Ribadu but that he did not act on them.

When Mrs Farida Waziri took over, the group said that it re-submitted its petition against the governor with a promise that it had the documents to prove the allegations therein.

Acting on the petition, Waziri invited Mu’azu but the former governor did not honour the invitation as he traveled out of the country.

Category: Bauchi State News

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