The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has advised treasury looters both past and present to “vomit’’ what they stole in the interest of justice and the nation.
This was stated by the commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Osita Nwaja, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday.
Nwaja reiterated the commission’s determination to bring corrupt office holders to book.
“Vomit what you stole.” He advised. He said that looters act are throws impunity at the face of the commission and that is not right.
He reiterates the EFCC’s determination to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“The accused persons themselves they have stolen billions.
“And then they will go and hire all the lawyers they can and this is where we have the problems with some of these lawyers.
“Recently we took some of them to court and then they appeared in support of themselves.
“Over 100 Senior Advocates of Nigeria to defend one man. We are talking about 103 chambers in defence of one man.
“That is immoral to say the very least, he added.
The public affairs director said the common man is at most times at the receiving end as they are always denied their basic needs and used for public demonstrations by the looters when arrested.
Nwaja said that most at times these offenders try to blur the line so that the common man does not see the linkage between that man who is steals billions and trillions relates to his very callous regrettable situation in life.
“How the money meant for road, money for hospitals to take care of pregnant women, to send children to school are disappearing into people’s accounts, and people’s pockets and people’s stomach.
“Just a few people and their families and their friends and their associates and they are holding the Nigerian people to ransom.
Nwaja said the fight against corruption was fundamental to the country’s economic recovery.