Nigeria

EFCC boss denies carrying out operation in Justice Odili’s resident

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the action of the former Senate President, Bukoka Saraki, has been hindering the agency from probing him.

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, has denied media reports that the commission’s operatives carried out an operation in Justice Mary Odili’s house, in Abuja.

Bawa made the denial on Friday night while featuring on Channels Television, in Abuja.

He stated that the news emanated from some mischief makers, saying, the “judiciary is our biggest partner.

“They are trying to cause a problem where there is no problem. The report is coming from some mischief-makers.

“I am currently having a meeting in the office when a call was put to the Director of Operations on the operation taking place. If there is anything as such, it did not come from the EFCC, ” Bawa said.

On the dangers of illicit financial flows into the Nigerian economy, the EFCC boss said: “it is a huge problem when you have illegitimate funds finding their way into our economy.

“It stops all economic competition and planning towards achieving economic growth of the nation. It is really alarming, that’s why we are worried about it.

“We are working with other stakeholders to ensure that what needs to be done, is done to curtail the problem, ” he said.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the Commission, in a statement, had earlier denied that its operatives carried out the operation in Justice Odili’s Home in Maitama, Abuja.

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