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General News of Saturday, 27 June 2020

Source: MyNigeria

EFCC to go after Nigerian looters in Ghana - Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the agency will go after corrupt Nigerians hiding their loot in Ghana.

This was disclosed on Friday when the agency was paid a visit by a delegation of the Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management and Politics (CIPRMP).

Magu revealed that the EFCC will be partnering with its counterpart in Ghana towards the recovery operation.

He said: “Corruption is a borderless crime. We are putting our resources together to allow us go to Ghana without restrictions and recovery our stolen property back home.

“I am appealing to Nigerians to trust the Commission with relevant information about corrupt practices in the country.

“There are a lot of looters hiding in Ghana. We are already talking, we will bring them back. We will go bring the assets back to the country.”

The EFCC boss also urged the public to disregard certain need circulating concerning him and the antigraft agency.

“We follow the international best practice when it comes to areas of investigations, tracing of looted assets, recovering looted assets. We all have our records,” he said.

“We are aware that we have ruffled many feathers. We have touched the untouchables and we have dared lions in their dens. We are doing all these, not because we love dangers and death, we are doing them because we value the comfort and development which anti-corruption brings.

“We value good lives for our fellow men and women and we value better future for all our children. The costs of fighting corruption may be grave, but the costs of not fighting it is more deadly. “This is why we continue to call on every Nigerian to enlist in the anti-graft war. A good war is a war that is waged by the majority for the good of the majority.”

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