- Blasts EFCC
- Mulls running for presidency
FORMER Chief Security Officer to Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, yesterday took a swipe at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) labeling the anti-graft agency a lame duck in its fight against corruption.
Al-Mustapha dropped the bombshell while speaking during an interactive session with a coalition of Christian communities in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
Accusing EFCC of chasing shadows, Al-Mustapha denied knowledge of the anything called “Abacha loot.”
“EFCC came overnight with few equipment and personnel and started making the loudest noise.
That is why I have likened it to small monkey given a thread to arrest an elephant. The monkey is always busy looking for the elephant. It was given binoculars to look for an elephant that is so close to it, but it is busy arresting ants and abandoned the elephant that is busy destroying the animal kingdom.
That is what is going on today. If you have to fight corruption in Nigeria, you have to tackle from multi-faceted angles, rather than this small structure called the EFCC, which is not enough to fight corruption.
It requires a bigger body that has the intelligence that can reach out to the international community to get our stolen funds stashed abroad and equally prosecute rather than relying on the regular police to do that,” he said.
Al-Mustapha also stated that he may join the race for the 2019 presidential election, if prevailed upon by Nigerians to do so.