President Buhari Warns EFCC New Graduate Cadets to Shun Corruption
Kaduna, May 11, 2018 (AltAfrika)-President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday warned the newly graduated cadet of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to shun corruption or face the consequences.
Represented by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, President Buhari said: “It is appropriate to warn here that being operatives of the EFCC is not a haven for corruption. You are going to face a lot of temptations. You will be tempted to pervert the course of justice with monetary rewards and promises.
“I advise you to be above board and resist all the temptations. You must be contented with your salaries and allowances. Any of you who fails to heed this advice, will be hunted down, arrested and prosecuted as being officers of the EFCC does not confer immunity on you against arrest and prosecution.
“You should consider yourselves lucky, not only for being able to complete the training, but for being adjudged worthy in character to be recruited into the EFCC”.
While congratulating them for the successful completion of their training, he urged them to respect the rights of people and remain fearless, and to be professional in their conduct, paying attention to every detail.
Ibrahim Magu, the acting EFCC chairman was commended for “his achievements so far in the fight against corruption, as you have changed the narratives of the fight in Nigeria, through vigorous tracing and recovery of stolen assets and prosecution of persons, hitherto considered as untouchables”.
“In the area of conviction, I must say the EFCC has made extremely enviable achievements. In 2017, the Commission secured the conviction of over 189 cases of corruption, while in the first four months of this year, the EFCC has secured 89 convictions, including a Senior Advocate of Nigeria”, he said.
The newly graduated operatives were selected from across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory
The Detective Superintendent Course 7 comprises of 269 males and 45 females.
The award of the Best Overall Cadet was given to E.C. Anele for excelling in all areas of the training including exceptional personality.
Speaking after the event, Anele, said the 13 months training availed him with “endurance, courage and patience”, and advised treasury looters, oil thieves and corrupt public office holders to “get ready for their nemesis”