A cross section of Nigerians have called for the arrest and prosecution of the former Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami.
They made the call following President Bola Tinubu’s suspension of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
On Wednesday, Tinubu suspended Bawa to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office.
Bawa’s suspension was contained in a terse statement by Willie Basse, Director, Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF.
The EFCC Chairman was accused of abuse of office.
The statement reads: “Mr Bawa has been directed to immediately handover the affairs of his office to the Director, Operations, in the Commission, who will oversee the affairs of the Office of the Chairman of the Commission pending the conclusion of the investigation.”
However, Nigerians said Malami should be the next as Tinubu starts cleaning the Augean stable.
They accused several other appointees of former President Muhammadu Buhari of corruption.
Taking to their Twitter handles, some Nigerians wrote: @shehu_mahdi: “ARREST MALAMI OR RELEASE BAWA BECAUSE: He nominated him. He supervised him. He is the cabal at the centre. He has a tie with Failed PMB. He prosecuted selectively. He discharged & acquitted at will. He became DEBT collector. He negotiated & huge government debt.
“He paid those debts exclusively. He needs to explain how he suddenly became mercilessly rich. He needs to explain the $2.8B crude oil stolen whose details are fully known to him. He ignored several court orders. He holds the judiciary in contempt. He must not be above the law.”
@firstladyship: “Tinubu is simply removing his frenemies. So until he arrests Mahmood Yakubu, Hadi Sirika, Madam Palliatives & Malami, then he’s not a serious person. The APC moved the dollar from N200 to N750, & you’re clapping? Gullible people. Go to your village Iroko tree & untie your destiny.”
@AK_Babawo: “If President Tinubu is thinking of arresting Malami, that will be the end of his fraudulent victory. He will expose their rigging plan from A-Z.”
@AustinNwabufo: “This BAWA the EFCC dubious Chairman that was recently arrested and detained by DSS, Bawa is noted for re-lootin money obtained under menace from an EFCC victim.”
@AbubakarAAliyu7: “Buhari is not a thief but if Buhari is arrested today I will not be surprised because his top government functionaries stole a lot of money. I’m eyeing Emefele, Sadiya Umar Faruk, Malami. Buhari housed real thieves. ”
@kennyokolugbo: “Agbor is on the wrong side of the news. Emefiele is from Ika and Agbor is in Ika federal constituency. I said he should not be granted 10 months study leave but INVITED for questioning. Irabor, Okowa, Malami, Tunde and all the others associated with him would be at unease now.”
@Morris_Monye: “Sadiya Farouq, Sirika, and Malami should be the next in custody of DSS.
“Just to understand what the hell happened in the last 8yrs
“Then the last stage of the game where we face the boss himself…. Buhari.”
@InibeheEffiong: “Malami should be made to account for his stewardship. The activities of the Federal Ministry of Justice under his leadership should be thoroughly and decisively investigated.”