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‘Don’t take bribes’ – Olukoyede warns EFCC investigators

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The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, has warned investigators of the agency against taking bribes in the course of investigating financial crimes.

He lamented the craze for bribes by some of the commission’s investigators, cautioning them to discontinue such under his leadership as anyone caught would not be spared.

Olukoyede spoke at an annual meeting held with staff of EFCC at the commission’s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, on Thursday.

Olukoyede, who was appointed by President Bola Tinubu in the last quarter of 2023, re-echoed the three-pronged agenda and blueprint of the agency, asking the staff to be committed going forward.

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He said: “All over the world, the major objective of the war against corruption and financial crimes is to drive economic development and create wealth and job opportunities for the populace.

“We need to come to these realities and operate by them. Our nation is in dire straits. We need to continue to do everything possible to stimulate the revenue profile of Nigeria.

“There is no agency of government as crucial to the nation’s quest for growth and development as the EFCC. We have all it takes to raise the profile and developmental index of our nation. I urge all of you to be steadfast and committed.”

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