There are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have been given the go ahead by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the immediate past President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
The Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina said that there was no secret pact between President Buhari and Jonathan to exclude the ex-President from the list of corrupt people to be probed by this administration.
Attending to questions on whether the EFCC would seek the consent of President Buhari before probing Jonathan, in a chat on Friday, March 11, Adesina said: “The President does not teleguide the EFCC in any way.”
“One thing very clear from the way he has carried on with the war against corruption is that past officials of government have a window to return looted funds to avoid investigation and trials which may be drawn out and sometimes inimical to the exercise.
“People can help themselves and help the country without being noisy about anything.
“The President is aware that he is under watch, locally and internationally, in his handling of the war against corruption.
“Whatever international support he will get will depend on how open and effective his government is in carrying out the anti-graft war.