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I’m Not Witch-hunting Anybody, Simply Trying To Achieve Tinubu’s Strategic Plan – EFCC Chair, Olukoyede




Arrests, Bail Must Follow Rule Of Law – EFCC Boss Tells Operatives

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has stated that President Bola Tinubu has never intervened or imposed any directives concerning the Commission’s activities.

Olukoyede said that the agency has received substantial support from the Federal Government to fulfil its mandate.

He stated that the agency is not witch-hunting anybody but simply trying to ensure that Tinubu’s grand strategic plans for a better Nigeria are achieved.

Speaking via a statement on Friday by the EFCC’s Head, Media & Publicity, Dele Oyewtoale, the agency disclosed that they have enjoyed adequate support from the Federal Government towards achieving its mandate.

The EFCC chairman disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.

He said, “Since I was appointed the Chairman of the EFCC, the President has never called me to stop, impose, dictate or prescribe any directive as regards the affairs or activities of the Commission, rather the anti-graft agency has so far enjoyed adequate support needed from the Federal Government towards achieving the mandate of the Commission.” 

The EFCC’s boss told the Ooni of Ife that given the autonomy the Commission has gotten so far, the agency will hold political officeholders accountable.

I can assure Nigerians that the EFCC will stop at nothing to curb if not eradicate corruption in the country and hold political office holders accountable for their activities regarding the management of the resources that are meant to better the lives of Nigerians”

“Let me state this clearly all that I do in the course of discharging my duties as a public servant is not to witch-hunt anybody and not for any personal reasons but to ensure that the grand strategic plans of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu towards a better Nigeria is achieved,” he added.