The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, has revealed that looters now hide stolen assets in Ghana and other African countries and the commission will go after them.
Magu, who stated this in Abuja where he was inducted into the 2020 hall of fame by the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management And Politics (Ghana), said the EFCC is on the verge of signing an agreement with these countries that will allow the commission trace and recover stolen assets directly from these countries.
He noted that the recognition could not have come at a better time as corruption is currently fighting back, and trying to damage the good work of the EFCC.
According to him: “Let me confess that I am deeply humbled by the entire proceedings of today. The Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management and Politics in Ghana is a respectable Institute. I consider it a great honour to be decorated as a Fellow of this great Institute. I also consider it a great privilege as a Nigerian to be considered for an international honour and appreciation like this.
What all of these have shown is that the whole world is watching what we are doing in this corner of the world. It also shows that international borders and gates are not barriers to the recognition and appreciation of every good work.
“Anti-corruption war is truly tough and demanding, but it has its rewards. Honour is greater than gold and appreciation is more important than gratification.
As a law enforcement officer of more than 30-years experience, I know what it takes to tackle corruption. This is why I always say that fighting corruption is not a tea party.
It is not a cocktail party either. There are hazards on the job. It is by the mercy and grace of Almighty Allah that we are overcoming all the challenges the job entails.Leadership