EFCC commends Ogun Judiciary on anti-corruption crusade


By; Niyi Ogungbola, Abeokuta.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has commended the contributions and efforts of Ogun State Judiciary in the fight against corrupt practices and other related offences.
The Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu made this known in Abeokuta during a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olapade.
Mr. Magu said that the visit which was long overdue was to recognize the immense contributions of the State Judiciary in the fight against corruption, noting that the Commission was ready to sustain the partnership with the judiciary through professional interactions with Judges and other stakeholders in the State.
I want to appreciate the Ogun State Judiciary in recognition of its assistance towards fighting corruption in the country. This is a job that we cannot do alone, I wish to seek for the support of the State Judiciary through regular dialogue with Judges and Magistrates in the State’’, he said.
The EFCC boss however noted that regular trainings and courses would be organized for its personnel on how to handle financial crimes when they occur, assuring that his team was ready to work together for the common good of the country.
In her response, the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olapade described Ogun State as very peaceful, adding that the administration of Criminal Justice in the State Judiciary was advancing by the day.
“In Ogun State, we place particular emphasis on criminal justice and we do not delay hearing of cases as long as the case files are made available promptly’’, she said.
Justice Olapade noted that special courts to address criminal matters have been established in Abeokuta to further enhance the quick dispensation of justice, particularly criminal cases, assuring that the judiciary in the state would continue to work hand in hand with the EFCC towards fighting corruption in the country.


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