We Don't Have The Political Will To Fight Corruption –EFCC Official

Date: 13-09-2012 9:28 am (11 years ago) | Author: AYORINDE MAYOWA
- at 13-09-2012 09:28 AM (11 years ago)
The Principal Detective Superintendent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Pascal Joseph, has said that the perceived ineffectiveness of the commission in the fight against corruption was as result of its lack of political will.

 He disclosed this on Wednesday, while representing the Commission's Chairman, Ibrahim Larmode, at the fifth anniversary/annual general convention of the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, in Lagos.

 Responding to questions by participants on why some people who have been indicted in several corruption cases have not been prosecuted, Joseph explained that EFCC could only investigate cases, but could not at the same time perform the duty of the court.

He said: “EFCC cannot perform magic. We are human beings. We ( the society) should also contribute to the performance of EFCC. When your relation is invited or investigated, don’t go to court to get injunction. That is not helping EFFC. We must have to gather information to enable us do our work very well. We need the cooperation from the society.”

Earlier in his keynote address, prominent politician and religious leader, Primate Olapade Agoro, said that the only way to win the battle against corruption in Nigeria was for the government to first of all divorce itself from all elements of corruption.
 “We are yet to find a government that will face the decent of governance in the interest of the common masses. Corruption could be nipped in the bud by a leader that is desirous and committed for the well being and welfare of the masses. Corruption is the worst enemy of humanity. It is even worse than death," Agoro stressed.

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