Ibrahim Magu, Appearing Chairman, Financial, and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has mentioned that the fee will intensify efforts at guaranteeing that extra convictions are secured in 2019.
An announcement by the fee’s Appearing Spokesman, Tony Orilade, in Abuja on Thursday, disclosed that Magu made the promise throughout a working tour to its Lagos workplace.
He mentioned “With 312 convictions in 2018, we’re strategizing to redouble our efforts in 2019.
“That is a part of our concerted efforts geared toward guaranteeing that the detrimental narrative of pervasive corruption within the system is modified for the higher.
“And the notion that some individuals are above the legislation stays altered,” he mentioned.
Magu famous that the EFCC had already secured three convictions few days into the brand new yr, which he described as an excellent begin.
“The fee shall proceed to rid the nation of financial and monetary crimes and successfully coordinate the home efforts of the worldwide combat towards cash laundering and terrorism financing,” he mentioned.
Magu mentioned that the EFCC remained dedicated to finishing up its duties in conformity with finest worldwide practices and throughout the ambit of the legislation.
He recommended the exemplary management of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, for the success recorded previously yr.
The appearing chairman mentioned that the judiciary remained key to profitable the corruption combat.
He mentioned “Allow us to have it in the back of our minds that we’re solely prosecutors; with out the help of the judiciary, led by the CJN and different heads of courtroom throughout jurisdictions, we couldn’t have been capable of obtain the a lot we did in 2018.
“Due to this fact, to have the ability to double that feat in 2019, tell us that we can not do with out the judiciary”.
He additional known as for the unalloyed collaboration of different stakeholders and urged Nigerians to be extra devoted to scale back corruption to the barest minimal.
“Those that stole our commonwealth ought to know that there is no such thing as a hiding place for them.
“A excessive pressure searchlight is being beamed on them, it’s of their curiosity to give up as a result of the sport is up,” he mentioned.
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