EFCC vows to prosecute whistleblowers with false information

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to prosecute whistleblowers whose intention is to mislead the commission with false pieces of information.

EFCC chairman Abdurasheed Bawa stated this in a statement on Friday.

He said despite due diligence by the EFCC, scarce investigative resources had been wasted by the agency in following up false leads that frequently came to dead end.




    He said activities of false whistleblowers detracted from the noble intention of the whistblower policy of the federal government which sought to incentivise information leading to the recovery of stolen wealth.

    He noted that the whistleblower policy was not designed as a tool for unscrupulous citizens to send law enforcement agencies on wild goose chase or set them against their perceived enemies.

    He reiterated the commission’s preparedness to work with genuine whistleblowers and acknowledged the breakthroughs which the EFCC recorded in its assets recovery drive, using information supplied by whistleblowers.

    FG blames failure to prosecute war against Boko Haram on global partners

    While advising genuine informants to be cautious and ensure that they came with accurate information before engaging with the agency, Bawa assured that the Directorate of Intelligence, which  was recently created, would henceforth ensure that all information received by the EFCC was subjected to rigorous due diligence before action would be taken.

    You can reach out to me on Twitter via: vincent_ufuoma

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement

    Recent