The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will need a petition in order to begin to probe against social media celebrities, such as, Ray Hushpuppi, Investor BJ, Baddy Osha, Opa6, Bayo Otunola and other people who were mentioned in the song titled ‘Living Things’ by hip artiste, Abolore Akande known as 9ice.
The EFCC was acting upon a suggestion made by one of its followers on Twitter that the commission must go after all those who were hailed by 9ice in the song.
In the 2016 song which was banned by the National Broadcasting Commission for promoting fraud, 9ice hailed many social media celebrities who have been accused of fraud and living a luxurious life .
Twitter user, @onlydotcom, told the EFCC, “EFCC, sit down and listen to the song, Living Things, by 9ice and do your work with the fear of God. Nigeria will be better for it.” The EFCC responding on Twitter, said it couldn’t subjectively go after the people mentioned in the song rather would depend on the petition from the public.
The commission twitted, “Do you mean that (song) could be a petition? Not enough anyway. “However, the Eagle still requests a written statement to support any allegation that has been made.”
One of the people hailed by 9ice in the controversial song is Ismail Mustapha known as Mompha, who was arrested by the EFCC for N14bn fraud a month a go .He was also found with watches worth N60m.
Also mentioned in the song by 9ice include: Jaguar, Cash Music, Lord BT, Nicky Baller, Olu JC, Junior White, Ugo, Wassup London, M. White, Don KC and Lati.
Those mentioned are known to drive expensive cars, such as, Bentleys, Rolls Royce, Maybach, Ferraris and live in the best apartments on the planet. While some of them have had problems with the law in the past, others have never been arrested.