Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, raised the alarm that the British government was frustrating trial of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, for alleged graft.
Head of the British Council’s Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme, Mr. Uche Emmanuel, had alleged that Nigeria’s anti-corruption fight had been frustrated by EFCC and other agencies of the present administration.
But the EFCC in a strongly-worded statement described the claim by the British agency as illogical and untenable, given the fact that the British government had been working closely with the anti-graft agency and had, on several occasions, given it accolades for excellent work done.
The statement, signed by the acting spokesman of the commission, Tony Orilade, regretted that the said Uche Emmanuel had chosen to ignore the strident efforts being put to work by the agency in order to bring to book corrupt persons, no matter how highly placed. Read more