My Ordeal with the EFCC by Hon.Simon Oshi
I want to use this medium to first and foremost congratulate the recently appointed youthful chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa. It was a thoughtful and well deserved appointment by Mr President.
I was particularly impressed by his articulate presentation at the National Assembly and how he responded to questions by Distinguished Senators.With particular reference to this Press Statement is the issue of Media Trials on Certain individuals in the country which has affected many well respected individuals such as His Excellency Distinguished Senator Rochas Okorocha,Olisa Metuh including my humble Self.
In Narrating my Personal experiences With the Commission I was invited by the commission on several occasions and I have declined because of perceived political witch-hunting. So I see noting wrong in them taking it to the media
There is nothing wrong in presenting yourself for investigation just like how His Excellency Ayodele Fayose and The Chairman Daar Communications High Chief Raymond Dokpesi have done and have been charged free.
Such Investigations should not be perceived as politically motivated because it throws to the wind the idea that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is meant to be neutral and unbiased in the discharge of their duties.
Just like Senator Okorocha said the welfare of the commission should be looked into and the Commission should live upto to the expectations of well Meaning Nigerians, these are my prayers.
By Honorable Simon Oshi.