The Presidential Advisory Committee Towards Corruption, PACAC, led by Prof. Itse Sagay, has vehemently kicked towards the proposed invoice for the modification of the institution Act of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
Sagay, in an announcement on Wednesday, known as on Nigerians and the Nationwide Meeting to reject the invoice.
The Minister of Justice and Lawyer Common of the Federation, Abubakar Malami yesterday disclosed that the Federal Government Council, FEC, has accredited institution of a brand new company which will probably be saddled with correct coordination of all recovered looted belongings.
He mentioned the brand new company, often called the ‘Proceeds of Crime Restoration and Administration Company’, will oversee the duty of managing the belongings that represent the proceeds of crime in Nigeria.
The Minister mentioned the FEC has accredited transmission of a invoice, titled, “Proceeds of Crime Restoration and Administration Company Invoice,” to the Nationwide Meeting.
However Sagay mentioned the deliberate modification was a part of an on-going harmful try and destroy Nigeria’s anti-corruption infrastructure and return it to the state of affairs it was, throughout the darkish days earlier than 2015.
Prof Sagay accused these behind the modification invoice of being representatives of the corrupt institution that introduced Nigeria to its knees and subjected Nigerians to humiliation because of an especially adverse repute internationally.
The Senior advocate famous that the brand new invoice will weaken the EFCC and its officers and confer an unlimited energy on the workplace of the Lawyer Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
Sagay tackled the Minister for what he described as his proclivity for aborting legal instances in favour of main political and governmental figures
He mentioned the invoice was being sponsored by people who have been “too ashamed to place their names to the draft invoice being circulated”, describing such folks as the true “enemies of Nigeria”.
Sagay famous that the brand new invoice would successfully now flip Nigeria’s topmost anti-graft company right into a division within the Ministry of Justice.
“With all of the above-established information, the gravity of the proposed change turns into overwhelming,” the assertion added.
“When along with all this, we recall the well-known proclivity of the Lawyer-Common for getting into nolle procequi in favour of main political and governmental figures, this transfer to successfully scrap the EFCC turns into extra alarming.
“We, due to this fact, name on the Nationwide Meeting and all Nigerians to vigorously reject this try and perpetrate a fraud on the nation by successfully scuttling the EFCC and shutting down Nigeria’s anti-corruption struggle.”
Sagay identified that the offensive highlights of the proposed invoice, embody, “Repeal of the present EFCC Institution Act which has been a spectacular success and has introduced Nigeria into limelight as a significant pressure towards corruption.
“The substitute of the Government Chairman of the EFCC with a Director-Common who’s successfully to be appointed by the Lawyer-Common.”
He mentioned that it will remove the liberty presently loved by the EFCC and exchange it below the entire management of the Lawyer-Common.