… Says 243 People Have Been Convicted In The Last 2 Years
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission –EFCC, has entered into joint working agreements with 20 entities around the world.
The commission admitted that corruption was a major challenge facing Nigeria, but noted that it is working relentlessly to ensuring that the menace came to an end.
EFFC Head, Median and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, who made this disclosure during a chat with reporters in Enugu, said that with the agreement, Nigeria will be working with countries Africa, America, Asia and Europe as part of efforts to fight corruption.
Uwujaren also noted that the commission has not abandoned ongoing cases against some former governors as been alleged in some media.
He accused sounsels to some of the defendants of applying ‘’delay tactics,’’ and this, according to the EFFC official, is a major challenge to court process.
He reemphasized reports that the commission was working in conjunction with the UK security service to investigate some serving governors, ministers and political office holders.
He promised that the identities of those found guilty would be unveiled after investigations were concluded.
EFCC also dismissed claims that war against corruption had been compromised under the current administration.
According to the commission, no fewer than 243 convictions have been recorded in the last two years of president Goodluck Jonathan’s regime.