Public affairs analyst Chuks Akunna responded to the EFCC’s announcement that former minister of power and steel Olu Agunloye sought to commit fraud totaling more than $6 billion.
In an interview with AIT, Akunna commended the EFCC chairman for taking action against Agunloye, despite both individuals being of the same ethnic background.
He said this was a departure from previous practices where individuals might have been shielded or protected due to ethnic affiliations or connections. He also said that the EFCC chairman has shown that he is capable of making bold statements and following through with decisive actions.
In Akunna’s words: “The EFCC chairman is Yoruba, Agunloye is Yoruba but they came out to declare him wanted over 6 billion dollars. It shows that it is a radical departure from what we used to have.
Kudos to the EFCC because the EFCC chairman has shown that he can bark and he can bite. It shows that we have a new sheriff in town and it is very commendable”.