Anti-Corruption Fight: AGF Issues New Directive To EFCC, DSS, ICPC, Others

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All Federal Government agencies with powers to prosecute crimes have been directed to compile a list of pending cases they are currently handling.

This directive was issued by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).

The Special Adviser to the AGF on Media and Publicity, Mr. Salihu Isah, who doubles as the spokesperson for the NPCC, said this in a statement on Tuesday.

He listed agencies, whose representatives were present at the meeting, to include the Nigeria Police Force, the Department of State Services, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission and the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

The statement read in part, “The AGF explained that for a case to be tagged high-profile, it must have overriding public interest elements, but that, ultimately, he determines what case is tagged a high-profile case.

“He added that sometimes, the quantum of value of a case and its sensitivity also influence whether a case is a high-profile case or not.

“According to him, members of the committee are mainly his aides as well as eight external members selected on the basis of experience and expertise, stressing that heads of Agencies are not part of the NPCC due to their busy schedules.

“Malami also hinted that the intention is not to distract the heads of these agencies, but rather to engender smooth synergy between the committee and the agencies.”


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