Legal Practitioners urged to join fight against corruption

Bolchit Pam, Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria EFCC, has called on legal practitioners to join hands with the Commission in its bid to free Nigeria of corruption.

Acting Chairman, of EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, made the call at the opening of a one-day workshop organised by the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in collaboration with the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, in Abuja.

According to Magu, the EFCC cannot stamp out corruption in the country without the support of all stakeholders; he reiterated his commitment in the fight against money laundering in Nigeria.

 “We consider everybody a stakeholder, as the EFCC does not have monopoly of knowledge to defeat all shades of graft”, he said. 

He urged legal practitioners to always avoid being used by corrupt individual to pervert justice, adding that, they should place the nations interest above personal interest.

“Whether you are EFCC, SAN or whatever, sooner or later we will start going after people who buy properties with stolen funds as well as people who help others to escape justice” he stated

The one day-workshop has the theme: Anti-Corruption, Ethics of the Legal Profession and Justice Sector.”