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EFCC Issues Warning Against Obstruction Of Operations | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Apr 17, 2024


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will no longer tolerate members of the public obstructing it’s operation.

EFCC said it is a criminal offence to obstruct officers of the commission from carrying out their lawful duties.

Speaking via a press statement obtained by voiceofnaija.ng, the spokesperson for EFCC, Mr Dele Oyewale said the warning becomes necessary against the background of the increasing tendency by persons and groups under investigation by the commission to take the laws into their hands by recruiting thugs to obstruct lawful operations of the EFCC.

He said, on several occasions, operatives of the commission have had to exercise utmost restraint in the face of such provocation to avoid a breakdown of law and order.

“Regrettably, such disposition is being construed as a sign of weakness.
“The commission therefore, warns that it will henceforth not tolerate any attempt by any person or organisation to obstruct its operation as such will be met with appropriate punitive actions.
“Section 38(2)(a(b) of the EFCC Establishment Act makes it an offence to prevent officers of the Commission from carrying out their lawful duties. Culprits risk a jail term of not less than five years,” it stated.

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