Shortly after the news of the trial of Nigerian musician, Naira Marley went viral, the acting commissioner of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu has made it clear that the commission is not after musicians, but instead seeking for ways to partner with musicians and comedians. Addressing the issue of the musician in their custody, he said; “I have said it in the past and I will also like to restate, that the EFCC does not go after an innocent person. Our mandate is to rid Nigeria of any form of economic and financial crimes, and internet fraud is not excluded”.
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Speaking on the intended collaboration with artistes and comedians the Acting spokesperson of the commission said; “You have a very wide reach, so lend us your voices. Please let your works propagate and promote integrity and the right values. I urge you to raise a collective slogan against all forms of criminality among our youths, condemn in strong terms, ostentatious living without credible sources of income, particularly the get-rich-at-all-cost syndrome among the youths. We need you to join hands with the EFCC in this fight against corruption because we need you more than ever before to change the negative narratives about our country being havens of internet fraudsters. I have always stressed that we cannot claim to have the monopoly of knowledge of how to fight corruption at the EFCC. We are, however, driven by the passion to explore all frontiers that will enable us to achieve a better society for our children yet unborn – an egalitarian society and one which we all can be proud of.”
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