Don’t allow political shenanigans distract you in fighting crime, group tells anti-crime commission

A Social Development and Community Advancement Group, Vanguard for Credible Representation (VCR), has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), not to be deterred in carrying out its anti-corruption mandate.

Penpushing reports that the coordinator of the group, Comrade Akinloye Oyeniyi, gave the encouragement at the end of a stakeholders’ conference held on Friday in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Vanguard for Credible Representation (VCR), declared that it will continue to support the current leadership of the anti-crimes’ agency because of its giant strides and particularly in the new area of public enlightenment to prevent corruption.

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Penpushing further reports that Oyeniyi, however, commended the management of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the better turn since the new leadership took over, especially in the area of recovery and litigation.

‘We have to give commendation whenever it is due and to whomever it is, we once called for the sack of a chairman of the same commission many years ago when he was mis-directing the agency and he was relieved. So, if when we see one that is trying his best despite all odds, he and his entire team must also be commended and encouraged, basically to do more’, the body said.

‘Our eyes will never leave the commission and its sister agency, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, (ICPC); and we can confirm to Nigerians that the commission has so far secured 3,175 convictions and recovered N156,276,691,242.30 between May 29, 2023 and today’.

‘Foreign cash seizures are also as follows $43,835,214.24, £25,365.00, €186,947.10, ₹51,360.00, C$3,750.00, A$740.00, ¥74,754.00, R35,000.00, 42,390.00 UAE Dirhams, 247.00 Riyals and 21,580,867,631 Crypto Currency. All these are despite the current political and media wars directed at the Commission”, Oyeniyi said.

Penpushing also reports that the Social Development and Community Advancement Group enjoined the management not to be deterred by whatever political or media narratives directed to hinder their current progression.

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