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Britain Has Helped Us to 'Touch the Untouchables' - EFCC Boss, Magu Makes New Revelation

Britain Has Helped Us to 'Touch the Untouchables' - EFCC Boss, Magu Makes New Revelation

The UK's delegation and EFCC boss during the visit in Abuja

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the British government has helped the agency in 'touching the untouchables' in its drive to purge Nigeria of corruption.

While receiving a delegation from the United Kingdom under the aegis of Parliamentary Committee on International Development, Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the British government has helped the agency in 'touching the untouchables' in its drive to purge Nigeria of corruption.

Magu who made the statement on Wednesday during the PCID's visit to the commission’s head office in Abuja, said, "Going down the memory lane, Magu pointed out that, the first funds received by the commission was actually gotten from the British government and that the fund was instrumental in the building of the EFCC Academy."

According to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, it was because of the unwavering support of the UK that other countries were encouraged to come and partner with the EFCC. It added that the British government’s support gave the commission the courage to touch the untouchables in Nigeria.

"While commending President Buhari for his political will in fighting corruption, Magu also expressed delight over the commission’s relationships with other countries in Africa and beyond which he said had made it almost impossible for corrupt element to escape justice.

"The EFCC boss however solicited more support in the area of capacit- building in order to be abreast of the modern trends in investigation of corruption cases."

Stephen Twigg, the leader of the delegation, who spoke earlier, 'expressed satisfaction over the activities of the commission in the fight against corruption and encouraged it to be steadfast in its vision to make Nigeria a corrupt free nation.'

"Twigg said that they were in the commission to find out how they can be of help and to have a spot assessment of the ongoing project at the permanent site of the EFCC," read the EFCC statement.

On the visit were Jeremy Lefroy, member of the parliament for Stafford Constituency; Wendy Morton,  member of parliament for Aldridge Brownhills; Viendra Sharma, member of parliament for Ealing Southall; Helen Pruant MP, Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Albert Owen MP and Steven Ayres.

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