By; VICTOR DAZANG, Kaduna The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, claims that the commission is winning the war against corruption. To prove the aforementioned, the commission’s boss confirmed that the number of convictions recorded by the commission soared from 158 to 246.
The anti graft agency’s boss made the disclosure during a meeting with media executives in Lagos recently.
He said, “several respective international agencies have signed collaborative agreements with the commission to tackle the menace of corruption. More than before, we are giving internet fraudsters sleepless nights.
“Also, shady night club owners who harbour yahoo-yahoo boys now see the commission as a pain in their neck.” “So also we have began to show red alert to car dealers to check their books or be ready to face the wrath of the law. In all these, the EFCC is not engaging in a witch hunt, it is not a tool in the hands of anyone,government or individual either. If your hands are clean,you can go to bed with your two eyes closed. We will never compromise integrity. ” In line with our expansion drive,I am pleased to inform you all that the commission has recently opened two zonal offices in Sokoto and Benue States. This is for a strategic purpose. Other zonal offices reflecting the old 12-States structure will emerge soon,to bring the commission closer to the people”.