‘EFCC not under Buhari’s influence’ – Osinbajo

In a bid to ensure effective prosecution of high profile criminal cases in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, inaugurated a National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the committee will be led by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

The Vice President, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the inauguration, said: “When you look at the way that the EFCC and other law enforcement agencies have acted in recent times you will notice that they are not under any kind of direction of influence of the President.”

“They are given the independence to act; they are given the authority and backing to act on their own and to use their own discretion appropriately at all times. You don’t get any situation where the president says go get that person or back off that person.”

“All of us know that the President is completely committed to fighting corruption and economic crimes and terrorism.”

Osinbajo also noted that members of the committee were selected after careful consideration of their legal skill, integrity and strength of character.

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