Tougher days are ahead for looters of Nigeria’s collective patrimony who stole from the government coffers, as the new EFCC czar, Mr Mohammed Bawa is set to bring them into justice, depriving them of any plea bargain as well as smoke them out of their caves to retrieve stolen public money.
Reliable sources at the EFCC headquaterrs in Abuja penultimately told our Bureau Chief that, of importance to the new EFCC boss is the financial malefeasance involving the former president, Mr. Ousegun Obasanjo and his Vice, Mr. Atiku Abubakar as well as the conduit pipe, Mr. Marc Wabara, the former managing director of Hallmark Bank through which the bank bled to death!
The “sleaze empire”, as the trio were code named, were entangled in money transfer saga from the state treasury into several accounts purportedly opened by the Marc Wabara regime at the Hallmark Bank before it crashed! These massive bank accounts under the guise of money donated to Obasanjo/Atiku Campaign Organization, but findings revealed that it was another channel through which Marc Wabara helped himself and ‘killed’ Hallmark Bank.
According to our source, Mohammed Bawa has vowed not to spare anyone found to have soiled his or her hand during their term of office, irrespective of position or political background.
Mr. Bawa was said to have been miffed at the humongous sums of government money stolen and deposited into Hallmark Bank using fictitious bank accounts by Mr. Marc Wabara.
The war against sleaze will take a new turn in which Mr. Mohammed Bawa has pledged to lead focusing on cases before he came into office, while warning that, no case would be swept under the carpet during is tenure as the EFCC boss.
All our efforts to speak to Mr. Marc Wabara as well as the other two principal actors, proved abortive.