EFCC submits names of former Kwara officials to Immigration


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has submitted the details of former officials of Kwara State government on its watch list and under investigations to the Nigerian Immigration Service.

The Acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Mr. Ibrahim Magu made the disclosure through the Ilorin Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Isyaku Sharu who received the Comptroller of Immigration Service, Kwara State Command, Edith Onymenam and other senior officers who visited the Ilorin Zonal Office  of the Commission.

Sharu disclosed that the need to familiarize the NIS with the particulars of such personalities under EFCC’s investigation became necessary following intelligence at the disposal of the Commission that some highly-placed individuals undergoing corruption probe and on the Commission’s watch list in the state have procured forged police reports with which they plan to apply for another international passports to escape from the country.

According to Sharu, “Information at the  disposal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Ilorin reveals that these highly placed individuals are planning  to use forged  police reports to re-apply for  another international passports to flee the country in other to escape prosecution and justice. “The Commission urges you to use your good office to place these individuals under strict  surveillance,” he said.

The EFCC official who expressed joy at the visit said, “Your coming today  is a welcome  development. As stipulated in EFCC  Establishment Act, the Nigerian  Immigration  Service is a member of the Commission. We can’t do anything without  you. If we don’t collaborate with  your office, we can’t get it right.”

In her remarks Onymenam commended the anti-graft body for the existing cordial relationship between the two agencies.

“I am delighted to be here this  morning. We have existing relationship already. I am here to see that the relationship is well cemented. I want to see  your support. My office will also give you support as well. If there is anything you want from my office, I will equally  do that,” Onymenam said.

Reacting to the EFCC watch list,  Onymenam said there was no cause  for alarm, assuring that the suspects would  not get another  international passports.




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