The Oba of Benin, his royal majesty Omo N`Oba Ewuare II has charge officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC not to be intimidated in discharging their duties. The Oba of Benin stated this today when he received officials of the EFCC from Benin City zonal Office in his palace. The Oba charged EFCC to uphold the principle of traditional rulership and uprightness in discharging their duties.
“You should not be intimidated, be transparent in your work. Always ensure that petitions are investigated thoroughly before arrest so that EFCC is not seen as a witchunt agency but amongst us to correct bad practices to have a better economy and social system.” He admonished the EFCC not to be used be greedy and unscrupulous individuals to achieve their goal. “EFCC should be independent, fight corruption and desist from being partisans”. His royal majesty thanked the Federal government for establishing an EFCC office in Benin and wished the Commission success in all its endeavours.and prayed the gods to protect it from harms.
Earlier, Mailafia Yakubu, head of operations, Benin said he and his team were in the palace to pay homage to the Oba and also inform him that EFCC has opened an office in Benin. He said the Commission deemed it imperative to inform the oba and seek his royal blessingsand support before commencing operations in full knowing the strength and influence the Oba commands.