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New partnership hopes to eliminate lotto fraud

18 March 2015, 09:00Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) are confident their newly-forged partnership would fight the menace of lottery scam and other unwholesome practices in the lottery sector.

The organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday.

EFCC Chairman, Ibarhim Lamorde, said his organisation would enhance efforts to rid the industry of cheats and illegal lottery operators.

“We will do our best to bring violators of laws to justice,” Lamorde said.

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He said under the new agreement, the commission would available its operatives with respect to enforcement of the National Lottery Act, in the area of training, investigation and prosecution.

NLRC Director General, Adolphus Joe Ekpe, hailed the EFCC for its commitment to the war against economic and financial crimes in Nigeria.

He expressed belief that the collaboration between the two agencies would help stamp out illegal lottery operators from the industry.

“Some people have turned Lottery to gambling, fraud and economic crime platforms. For those of us in Lottery Commission, we have been given several names like chacha and all sorts. We are not deterred. In fact, this is why this collaboration with EFCC becomes imperative,” Ekpe said.

- CAJ News


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