In what could best be described as a renewed alliance, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, and the defunct Skye Bank Chairman, John Olatunde Ayeni, are heading for Dubai in the United Arabs Emirate any moment from now.
An impeccable source told our reporter that while Ayeni and Bawa’s mission in Dubai is not immediately clear, it might not be unconnected with how the anti-graft agency could become handy in the promotion of Ayeni’s 2023 political interests.
There has been increasing alliance in recent times between Ayeni who allegedly superintended over the collapse of Skye Bank and the EFCC chairman.
The duo allegedly met at a location in Abuja on Wednesday night where the decision to proceed to Dubai was reached.
Another close confidant of Ayeni, namely Bashiru Hadeja, was also said to be in the know of the meeting and travel plans to the UAE.
The former Skye Bank chairman has been left off the hook as EFCC seemed to have abandoned the case of how he allegedly turned the defunct bank’s deposit into slush fund for PDP in the 2015 election.
Perhaps goaded by Ayeni, the EFCC chairman has been pursuing cases involving more of All Progressives Congress states and chieftains than PDP.
“It’s not impossible that the Dubai meeting may also involve the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,” said the source.
“This EFCC has been prosecuting more of APC men than PDP. Is the agency saying only APC officials have been engaging in alleged financial infractions,” the source queried.
Only on Thursday, the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, was arrested by the agency for alleged financial impropriety.