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Former Nigerian senate president Bukola Saraki and others from Kwara placed on watch list by EFCC Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 24, 2021

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 submitted the particulars of individuals on its watch list and under investigations in the state to the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Kwara  State  Command.

The EFCC boss made this revelation through the Ilorin Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Isyaku Sharu who on his behalf, received the Comptroller of Immigration Service, Kwara State Command, Edith Onymenam, who led other NIS senior officers on a courtesy visit  to Ilorin Zonal Office  of the Commission.

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Magu disclosed that the need to familiarise the NIS with the particulars of such personalities under EFCC’s investigation became necessary following intelligence at the disposal of the Commission that some highly-placed individuals undergoing corruption probe and on the Commission’s watch list in the state have procured forged police reports with which they plan to apply for another international passports to escape from the cpuntry.

According to Magu, “Information at the  disposal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Ilorin reveals that these highly placed individuals are planning  to use forged  police reports to re-apply for another international passports to flee the country in other to escape prosecution and justice. “The Commission urges you to use your good office to place these individuals under strict  surveillance,” he said.

The EFCC boss who expressed joy at the visit said, “Your coming today  is a welcome  development. As stipulated in EFCC  Establishment Act, the Nigerian  Immigration  Service is a member of the Commission. We can’t do anything without  you. If we don’t collaborate with  your office, we can’t get it right.”

In her remarks Onymenam commended the anti-graft body  for the existing cordial  relationship between the two  agencies.

” I am delighted to be here this morning. We have existing relationship already. I am here to see that the relationship is well cemented. I want  to see  your support. My office will also give you support as well. If there is anything you want from my office, I will equally  do that,” Onymenam said.

Reacting to the EFCC watch list, Onymenam said there was no cause for alarm, assuring that the suspects would  not get another  international passports.

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