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EFCC Denies Prosecuting Saraki

by on June 16, 2017
 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dissociated itself from reports that it was prosecuting Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki in the recently concluded false declaration of assets case.

In a series of tweets posted on its Twitter handle @officialEFCC, the anti-corruption agency made it clear to Nigerians that it was not behind the prosecution of Dr. Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) trial.

The Commission also disowned counsel, Rotimi Jacobs(SAN) saying that he is an independent anti-corruption lawyer to the state  and could be counsel to any organisation.

A tweet from the Commission clarified that “The ‘learned silk’ is an independent lawyer for the state. He could also be counsel to ICPC, NIA or DSS.”

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It will be recalled that during the two year trial of the Senate President, Rotimi Jacobs was always referred to in the media as counsel to the EFCC, but the EFCC clarified that he is not attached to the commission.

EFCC’s clarification generated diverse reactions from Nigerians on Twitter: While some Nigerians hailed the commission, others bashed it for losing many of its cases.

Many also called on the EFCC to deliver high profile convictions not just recovery of loots or forfeiture of money and assets.

EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

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