The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, says that the commission would soon repatriate 18 high-profile corrupt Nigerians back to the country for trial.
He stated this on Tuesday in Ilorin while interacting with journalists shortly after inspecting facilities at the Ilorin zonal office of the commission.
The EFCC boss vowed to ensure that all ongoing corruption trials were pursued to a logical conclusion.
“We will repatriate all looters hiding anywhere in the world. I think there are about 18 of them; I mean high-profile looters.
“We did not also establish the Ilorin zonal office to witch hunt anyone. Kwara is an integral part of Nigeria and deserves an EFCC office. We need the cooperation of the media in making Nigeria corruption-free. EFCC cannot do it alone,” Magu said.
The EFCC boss said he was going around the commission’s zonal offices to ensure effective performance.
According to him, the present administration will continue to work assiduously to maintain the tempo of its anti-corruption war.
Magu emphasised that part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda for his London visit was to seek the support of international bodies in the extradition of Nigerian looters hiding in foreign countries, disclosing that more looters would be repatriated for prosecution.