EFCC denies obtaining statements from suspects under duress

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission-EFCC Ibrahim Lamorde has denied the allegation that suspects being investigated by the commission were made to give statements under duress.

Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement in Abuja, said Lamorde stated this during a visit to the commission by officials of Amnesty International.

The statement said Lamorde, who expressed gratitude to the team for opening an office in Abuja, described corruption as the worst type of human rights abuse.

The statement quoted the Senior Director, Office of the Secretary-General, Amnesty International, Colm Cuanachain, as saying that nations committed to anti-corruption war had the tendency to experience ‘phenomenal growth and expressed the readiness of Amnesty International to partner with EFCC in the fight against corruption.

Meanwhile the EFCC boss has asked countries keeping Nigeria’s stolen wealth to quickly reject and return the funds so as to prove their rejection of corruption.


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