No Hiding Place for Corrupt Persons, Says EFCC Boss

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has said that there  will be no hiding place for the corrupt in Nigeria.

Olukoyede gave the assurance in Abuja on Tuesday, January 9,  when the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission,  Musa Aliyu, paid him a courtesy visit at the corporate headquarters of the commission.

This was made known in a statement shared on the EFCC Facebook page on Tuesday.

According to Olukoyede,  President Bola Tinubu was offering the right atmosphere for anti-graft activities, both for the EFCC and ICPC and no Nigerian was immune to investigations for any corruption allegation.

The statement read: “Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, has assured all that there  will be no hiding place for the corrupt in Nigeria given the political will of President Bola Tinubu to frontally tackle economic and financial crimes and other acts of corruption.

“We believe that with the kind of President we have, who is ready and willing to do the right thing and from what we have seen in recent times and in the last 48 hours, it is clear that he has provided the political will and leadership and created the atmosphere for us to work.

“So there is no hiding place for the corrupt. We must give our best, we must be committed and give the President the right support he needs.

“Nobody is too big to be investigated in this country. Once you are not playing according to the rules, we will investigate you.”

The statement further read: “The engagement with the ICPC was sending the right signals to the entire country that the anti-corruption agencies are coming together and extending hands of comradeship and fellowship to each other with a mind to work together.

“It is very important for us to work together and we cannot work together without having a good relationship, that’s why I decided to extend hands of friendship to the EFCC so that we can see how we can work closely in helping this country to fight corruption, I am aware that there is an MoU between the ICPC and the EFCC.”

Credit: Facebook | EFCC