Why EFCC Should be Scrapped – SAN

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Ebun Adegboruwa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should be scrapped, saying the commission currently operates outside the Constitution.

Bellnewsonline.com reports Adegboruwa (SAN) said the EFCC does not have the power to interfere with the activities of state governments.

“All the people in the EFCC who are working are regular policemen who were drafted from the existing police force. So it is a matter of training and empowerment.

“If the facilities, money and training available to the EFCC are available to the police, I am sure probably they will do better.

“So I have reasons to believe and agree with Dr Olisa Agbakoba that too many agencies of government are being duplicated,” Adegboruwa (SAN) told Punch.

The EFCC was established in 2003 during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community’s efforts to fight money laundering.

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