Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to establish anti-corruption war office abroad

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC said it planned to set up anti-corruption desks in Nigerian foreign missions to fast-track tracing, recovery and repatriation of looted funds stashed abroad.

The Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, announced this in Abuja at a five-day induction programme for the 45 non-career ambassadors-designate.

Magu said operatives of the commission and other law enforcement agencies would be deployed to the Nigerian missions abroad starting with U.S., UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa and Ghana.

The EFCC boss expressed the belief that the move would complement the efforts of the government in the fight against corruption and recovery of looted fund.

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