The Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) has faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over its recent style of recovering suspected looted funds and its inability to apprehend the culprits behind the mysterious cash it claimed to have found in different places across the country.
The NBC described the trend as laughable and an indication that the EFCC was not conducting adequate investigation before rushing to the media to make pronouncements. President of the Baptist Conference, Federal Capital Territory, Rev. Israel Adelani Akanji, spoke yesterday ahead of its 104th annual session of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and other stakeholders are expected to grace the convention scheduled to hold later this month in Abuja.
“It is quite laughable when we could not trace these things. It appears to be intentional and we are making a caricature of ourselves to the world. If we say such a thing has happened in an open place like an airport and it cannot be discovered; that means other ills can happen at the airport undiscovered.
The airport is a place of high security and for such to happen unnoticed, it is very regrettable,” he said. He admonished the EFCC to adopt “a very high work ethic” that should guide their pronouncements.
“The rate at which humongous sums of money are being discovered hidden in bank accounts, private homes and shops is alarming. We encourage government to be relentless in this drive. However, war against corruption must be devoid of witchhunt and beyond mere populism. We advise anticorruption agencies to be thorough in their work so that our country will profit from their diligent work,” he added