Leadership (Abuja)

23 November 2012

Nigeria: Why We Can't Nail High Profile Criminals - EFCC

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Wale Babalakin

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),Ibrahim Larmode, yesterday, expressed frustration at their inability to successfully prosecute high profile cases.

Speaking at 2013 budget defence before the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, and Anti-corruption, Lamorde blamed the resources of the individuals as well as the compromise by the Judiciary for their difficulty in nailing high profile cases.

This comes as the Senate Committee mandated the anti-graft agency to submit evidences of payments for travels and transportation both local and international in 2012 amounting to N650million.

Lamorde said "The truth is no case has been concluded. I don't think it is correct to say that the charges are either not properly done or the prosecution is not putting the case properly.

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