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EFCC urges UK, US to return stolen funds

20 October 2015, 11:05

Abuja - The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has challenged developed countries of the West to stop the impoverishment of developing nations, Punch reports.

Lamorde said that it was imperative for the Western nations to reject and ensure the return of stolen funds to the affected countries so that they could be put into development projects for the benefit of their people.

The EFCC boss said that it was the gravest form of human rights abuse for the commonwealth of the people to be diverted into private pockets.

Also read: EFCC begins probe of Akpabio

He reminded the Western powers that the funds being looted and stashed away in foreign countries were the commonwealth of the people diverted by a few individuals.

He said that human rights violations thrived usually in an environment of corruption.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, quoted Lamorde as having made the comment while hosting a two-man delegation from the Amnesty International led by the Senior Director, Office of the Secretary General of the organisation Colm Cuanachain, in Abuja on Monday.

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