NewsRescue comment: This probe, like the probe of former CJN Onnoghen by the SSS under Buhari in the early days of its 2015 tenure resumption, is likely to be sealed and used as a blackmail and remote control tool.
It is recollected that evidence was found by the SSS against CJN Onnoghen in 2015 which Saharareporters exposed, but Buhari did not use it openly till his re-election time.
The government gets dirt on people, does not fire them but uses the dirt the SSS gathers to blackmail them to doing its bidding while they remain in office.
The Federal Government has commenced an investigation into bank accounts belonging to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Reps Femi Gbajabiamila and other principal officers of the National Assembly.
The probe which is conducted by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) is also investigating accounts owned by Nigeria judges including the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad.
A letter dated Sept. 10, 2019, and signed by NFIU Associate Director, Analysis and Compliance, Fehintola Salisu, stated that the Chief Compliance Officers of banks were directed to release the account details of all legislators and judiciary officials in the country.
The Financial Intelligence agency further asked the banks to provide account names, numbers and transaction details of the top civil servants.
NFIU listed judges and national assembly members but failed to listany member of the executive arm of government for the same investigation.
The letter with reference: NFIU/ACCFT/ACCOBANKS/VOL.I/877/PO5IA29 reads: “Request for information on: All accounts of: the National Assembly, National Judicial Council (NJC), all the members of the National Assembly, principal officers (management) of the National Assembly Service Commission, (and) of principal officers of the judiciary.(NAN)