France pledges support for the EFCC

By Post Nigeria January 23, 2015 17:12

France pledges support for the EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has vowed that corrupt Nigerians will have no hiding place both within and outside the country.

Ibrahim Lamorde, the chairman of the EFCC, stated this when a delegation from the Embassy of France in Nigeria led by the Embassy’s Police Attache, Mr. Eric, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja, yesterday.

The French Embassy donated eight computers to the EFCC to support the commission’s cause.

Bonnichon said that though the laptops were few, they were a sign of the re-enforced cooperation between the EFCC and the French embassy.

Bonnichon said this through the Police Liason Office, Balima Roger: ‘‘We hope that in the future, we will be able to reinforce our cooperation,

“I want to seize this opportunity to say that anybody who commits any economic crime in France and comes to Nigeria or vice-versa will be prosecuted.”

Reacting to the statement, Lamorde said, “Today marks another milestone in our relationship with an attaché from the European Union community because the UK Police Attaché was also hosted recently by the EFCC,

“This is a relationship with the French police officer attached to the French embassy and by extension, law enforcement authority in France,

“This clearly showed that there is an improvement in the relationship between the EFCC and the French police.”

“In the same vein, no one will commit an offence in France and run to Nigeria without being made to face the law,” he noted.

He said a lot of Nigerians are presently been investigated by the EFCC, adding that investigations were at the infant stage and therefore, the names and details of the suspects cannot be made public to avoid the investigation being tampered with.

Lamorde said “We are assuring Nigerians that the fight against economic and financial crimes especially corruption is going on with full vigour.”