Ododo: We Will No Longer Tolerate Obstruction of Our Operations, EFCC Warns

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission wishes to warn members of the public that it is a criminal offence to obstruct officers of the Commission from carrying out their lawful duties.

Section 38(2)(a(b) of the EFCC Establishment Act makes it an offence to prevent officers of the Commission from carrying out their lawful duties. Culprits risk a jail term of not less than five years.

This warning has come shortly after the operatives raided the house of the past Governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello for arrest for fraud, the latter who had escaped with the help of the present Governor Ahmed Ododo.

Voiceplux had earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives raged Bello’s residence in Abuja to arrest him.

Gunshots rented the air on Wednesday, April 17, as Governor Ahmed Ododo of Kogi State left the residence of his predecessor, Yahaya Bello.

This warning becomes necessary against the background of the increasing tendency by persons and groups under investigation by the Commission to take the laws into their hands by recruiting thugs to obstruct lawful operations of the EFCC.

On several occasions, operatives of the Commission have had to exercise utmost restraint in the face of such provocation to avoid a breakdown of law and order. Regrettably, such disposition is being construed as a sign of weakness. The Commission, therefore, warns that it will henceforth not tolerate any attempt by any person or organisation to obstruct its operation as such will be met with appropriate punitive actions

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