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EFCC mum on corrupt officials' identities

22 January 2015, 21:32

Lagos - The Chairman of the Economic and Financial CrimesCommission (EFCC) Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, said it would be premature to provide details regarding probes into some public officials alleged to be involved in corruption.

He assured the public would be kept informed as soon as investigations were concluded and the cases were ready for prosecution.

"A lot of people are being targeted, but most investigations are at the preliminary stage. As such, we may not be able to provide the details now because it may jeopardise our investigation. I assure Nigerians that the fight against corruption is going on with full vigour. It takes time for cases to be fully and diligently investigated and taken to court and then made public," said Lamorde after receiving a delegation from the French Embassy in Nigeria.

Also read: Corruption in Nigeria

Earlier this week, Lamorde said the Commission would embark on investigation of cases of some politicians who are alleged to have looted the public treasury with a view to ridding the country of corruption.

He could not mention names of figures under investigation.

"A lot is going on. We have embarked on investigations, which involves some sitting governors, ex-governors, serving ministers, ex-ministers, some former heads of Service of the Federation and some members of the National Assembly," he said earlier. 

- CAJ News


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