The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in an official statement, issued by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the allegation against its boss, Ibrahim Lamorde, is mischievous.
EFCC says they are not afraid to be probed
The anti-graft agency also said that it engaged the services of an audit firm, KPMG, to carry out a thorough audit of the assets and exhibits forfeited to it since 2003.
An excerpt of the statement obtained from Vanguard Newspapers reads: “The EFCC as an agency that is founded on transparency is not afraid of any ‘probe’ or request for information regarding its activities by individuals, groups or organs of government; so far as such requests followed due process of law. Even if the EFCC had not returned a kobo of recovered assets in its 12 years existence in addition to the yearly appropriated funds from the Federation Account, it will be nowhere near a trillion naira.”
“It (the petition) was sent, not to the Senate but to a member, Senate Peter Nwaoboshi, a first-term senator from Delta North. Under the Senate rules, petitions meant for consideration by the red chamber are sent to the Senate, not to a member of the Senate. Also, petitions meant for the Senate are tabled at the plenary, before they are referred to the relevant committees for further consideration. In this instance, the Senate has been on recess and there is no evidence that the so-called petition was considered at plenary and referred to any committee,” the statement said.
Adding that “Were the Commission to be jittery about its records, it would not have embarked on such audit.”
You will recall that a petition was written by Dr. George Uboh accusing the EFCC boss of diverting N1tr.
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