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Anti-Bawa protests rock Lagos as CSOs call for his sack

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“The fixation of the EFCC boss on certain individuals and institutions when grievous petitions capable of bringing the economy down are left unattended, gives the anti-corruption war, under the leadership of Mr. Bawa, a dangerously political colouration“.

Hundreds of “Bawa Must Go” activists took over the entire stretch of the busy Alausa-Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja area of Lagos State to demand the sack of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

The protest was led by Dr. Kolawole Sanchez-Jude, Mr Declan Ihekaire, Mr Cletus Okedube, Mr Johnson Areola, Mr George Sanda, Mr Femi Lawson and a host of other notable activists.

The protesters, in a statement read by Femi Lawson, said: “The EFCC cannot continue to dehumanise Nigerians on the pages of newspapers, based on unverified political investigations and without proving their case beyond reasonable doubt in a competent court. 

“The fixation of the EFCC boss on certain individuals and institutions when grievous petitions capable of bringing the economy down are left unattended, gives the anti-corruption war, under the leadership of Mr. Bawa, a dangerously political colouration. 

“It has become a tool used to distract perceived political opponents of certain powerful interests with all manner of unfounded embarrassments promoted in both the conventional and social media.

“We call on stakeholders in the Nigerian project to call them to order.

“Nigeria is not a Police state and we the activists will not stand by while people’s rights are denied them unjustly.”

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