Group wants Obaseki’s govt probed for money laun­der­ing

The Punch - - TODAY - Ka­marudeen Ogun­dele, Abuja

THE Coali­tion for Good Gov­er­nance and Eco­nomic Jus­tice in Africa has called on the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion and the In­de­pen­dent Cor­rupt Prac­tices and other re­lated of­fences Com­mis­sion to probe the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Gov­er­nor God­win Obaseki of Edo State.

The group hinged its call on the re­ported ar­rest of the Com­mis­sioner for Arts, Cul­ture and Tourism, Mr Osaze Osemwingie-ero, by the IN­TER­POL in France in De­cem­ber 2019 for al­leged money laun­der­ing.

The group called for a pub­lic in­quiry into the re­ported al­le­ga­tions of money laun­der­ing.

A state­ment by the group’s Coun­try Di­rec­tor, Mr John Mayaki, also de­manded a probe of the mem­o­randa of un­der­stand­ing an­nounced by the Obaseki-led ad­min­is­tra­tion in­volv­ing mil­lions of dol­lars.

The state­ment read, “It is safe to say here that pub­lic trust has been badly dam­aged by th­ese al­le­ga­tions of money laun­der­ing in Europe.

“The EFCC has to im­me­di­ately in­ter­vene to save the coun­try and the (regime of Ma­jor Gen­eral Muham­madu Buhari) from the loom­ing in­ter­na­tional em­bar­rass­ment since ma­jor na­tional news­pa­pers al­ready re­ported the dis­cov­ery of the dirty money al­legedly amount­ing to $2m.”

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