- Prof. Itse Sagay has described bill for the amendment of EFCC law as fraud
- According to Sagay, Nigerians and the National Assembly must reject it
- Going further, he said those behind the bills represent the corrupt establishment
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Following the emergence of a proposed bill which will amend the establishment Act of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Prof. Itse Sagay has called on Nigerians and the National Assembly to reject it.
Sagay, who is also the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), said the proposed amendment is a fraud.
According to him, those behind the bill are even ashamed to put their names on the bill being circulated.
PACAC, in a statement signed by Sagay, said the planned amendment was part of “an ongoing very sinister and dangerous attempt to demolish the anti-corruption infrastructure of Nigeria and return it to the situation it was in during the dark days before 2015."
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Going further, he added those behind it “are the representatives of the corrupt establishment that brought this country to its knees and subjected us to humiliation as a result of an extremely negative reputation internationally”.
This Day reports that the bill seeks to weaken the EFCC and its officials and confer an enormous power of control of the anti-graft agency on the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice.
He also described the sponsors of the bill as the “enemies of Nigeria”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that AGF Abubakar Malami spoke on the extent of his powers over the EFCC.
Malami on Tuesday, August 25, stated that he does not need additional legislation to supervise the affairs of the EFCC.
The AGF made it clear that section 43 of the EFCC Act already empowers him to "make rules or regulations with respect to the exercise of any of the duties, functions or powers of the commission..."
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A report by The Nation indicates that the federal government has announced a plan to create an agency for Nigeria's recovered loot.
Legit.ng gathered that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, September 16, approved the establishment of the Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency Bill.
Malami made this known after the FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa.
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