We Will Not Spare Anyone; Have Arraigned Two Ex-Governors — EFCC Sends Warning to Mega Thieves

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued a stern warning to perpetrators of economic and financial crimes in Nigeria, emphasizing its commitment to pursue justice regardless of the offender’s status.

Speaking at an Anti-Corruption Concert aimed at raising awareness about internet crimes, EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, reiterated the agency’s unwavering stance against corruption.

Olukoyede asserted that the EFCC, under his leadership, would maintain a comprehensive approach in combating corruption, targeting individuals involved in various forms of financial misconduct.

He emphasized that the recent arraignment of two former governors within the last two months is evidence of the agency’s dedication to holding accountable those implicated in corruption scandals.

The chairman stated, “We will not spare anyone. We will not spare the mega thieves. As we are doing the mega, we will also do those at the lower end. In the last two months, we have arraigned two former governors.

“So, it is not true that we are only focused on internet fraudsters. Of course, internet fraud is bad enough, but our focus is on every form of economic and financial crimes,” he declared.

Olukoyede also warned youths against indulgence in internet-related offences, pointing out that the consequences of being convicted for such crimes are grave.

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“Youths need to know that being ex-convicts has career limitations. Ex-convicts can’t run for public offices, and the stigma alone is even terrible. So, I urge you to avoid internet crimes by all means. Your future is more important than any immediate gains from such crimes

“The path of success is the path of hard work and dignity. There is dignity in labour. Let’s come together. All of us must come together and agree that corruption is evil. Don’t leave the fight to EFCC alone.”

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