President Muhammadu Buhari has denied interfering with the activities of the anti-corruption agencies that include EFCC and ICPC.
The President made this known during the inauguration of the National Prosecution Coordination Committee, NPCC.
NPCC, which will be joining other anti-corruption agencies, will be saddled with the responsibility of prosecuting high profile financial and other criminal cases in the country.
The President stressed that neither him nor his government interferes with the arrest and prosecutorial activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies in the countries.
Speaking through Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, he said, “When you look at the way that the EFCC and other law enforcement agencies have acted in recent times you will notice that they are not under any kind of direction of influence of the President.”
Continuing, the he said, ‘They are given the independence to act; they are given the authority and backing to act in their own and to use their own discretion appropriately at all times. You don’t get any situation where the president says go get that person of back off that person.
‘It is a very serious responsibility because it also involves making sure that people are treated fairly or that people are not pursued by reason of bias or any other such consideration,’ he said.
President Buhari has been tackling corruption since his emergence as the President in 2015 to the admiration of some and condemnation of others- especially political opponents and affected politicians.
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