EFCC to go after looters in Ghana

We are aware that we have ruffled many feathers; we have touched the untouchables and we have dared lions in their dens.
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EFCC Officials

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has said the agency is going after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana.

Magu said the commission is bringing together resources to go after the looters and recover the wealth stashed in the country.

He spoke in Abuja on Friday after being honoured by the Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management and Politics, with a prestigious Lifetime Appreciation Award and inducted by the Institute's Executive Director, West African Region, Dr Richards Kpoku-Aquarte, along with the Vice President, Dr Tom Ohikhere, into his hall of fame.

According to a statement by the spokesman of the commission, Dele Oyewale, the EFCC is collaborating with its counterpart in Ghana on the imminent project of the recovery of properties.

The acting chairman said,

“Corruption is a borderless crime. We are putting our resources together to allow us to go to Ghana without restrictions and recover 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,” he vowed.

In some news outlets about him and the agency, Magu also urged Nigerians to ignore what he described as the fallacy, saying EFCC operations were clear.

He stressed,
“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.

“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.”

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