A source told SaharaReporters that the National Security Adviser, Babagana Mungono, is one of the high- profile Nigerians threatening the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The action could be linked to the EFCC’ s larger investigation of the Office of the NSA’ s finances.
Bawa stated on Tuesday’ s Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television program, that he has been receiving death threats since becoming the anti- corruption agency’ s chairman.
” As all Nigerians are aware, I was in New York last week. A older citizen received a call from someone who is not even being investigated. ” What the caller told him over the phone was that he was going to assassinate the chairman of the EFCC, ” he added.
” I’ m going to kill him, ” he declared. I’ m going to murder him. ‘ This is to inform you of the severity of the situation. This is a true story. Corruption has the ability to fight back. ”
The 40- year- old law enforcement officer was appointed as the new EFCC chairman in February 2021, succeeding Ibrahim Magu, the anti- graft commission’ s former interim chairman.
However, an EFCC source told SaharaReporters that Bawa was talking about Monguno.
” He was alluding to Monguno, the current National Security Advisor. Because of the investigation into Brigadier- General Jafaru Mohammed, the former Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), who oversaw the movement of money seized in Ikoyi and is currently being investigated for looting, he is after Bawa’ s life, according to the source.
On March 11, 2021, the anti- graft agency received an interim forfeiture order from a Federal High Court in Abuja in respect of several properties purportedly belonging to Mungono but kept in a proxy, according to SaharaReporters.
Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo allowed an ex parte plea for interim forfeiture of assets and properties filed by the EFCC chairman on March 9 in her judgement.
The court ordered the interim forfeiture of assets linked to Brigadier- General Jafaru Mohammed, a former Director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, to be published, and invited anyone ” who may have an interest in the assets and properties listed in the schedule to show cause, within 14 days of such publication, why a final order of forfeiture to the Federal Government of Nigeria of the said assets and properties should not be issued. ”
House on Plot 7, God’ s Own Estate, Road 1, Wamna District, Abuja; a fenced plot at No 1 Jubril Aminu Crescent, Katampe Extension, Abuja; plot at Kubwa Express, Directly opposite Abuja Model City Gate, Abuja; and a house on Block SD 22 House 2, Road 5, Kabusa Garden Estate, Abuja are among the assets traced to the General’ s proxies and associates.