FG and EFCC seek the support of INTERPOL to arrest looters who flew the country
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has propelled a universal manhunt for all persons associated with complicity in the $2.1bn arms scam, the N676m immigration job scandal and other high profile cases.
on Wednesday that the EFCC had sent the names of the suspected people to the International Police Organization.
A solid source at the commission told our reporter that INTERPOL had been solicited to keep some from the suspected people under watch while some others would be captured promptly if located.
The source said, “We are looking for INTERPOL’s help to set up the accurate areas of these persons and to help us to screen their developments. On the off chance that these persons are going from one nation or the other, we would be alarmed at the airplane terminal.
“When we can get them, we will approach a court and get a extradition order.”
The source clarifies that there are two techniques for getting a man that has fled abroad. One is to answer to INTERPOL and after that INTERPOL gets them wherever they are. The second strategy is to formally look for their removal through diplomatic means.
“When you go to court, the court will issue a bench warrant or a request for removal and it is the court paper you will send to the legislature of the locale where the persons are. That is Mutual Legal Treaty Assistance,” the source included.
A few persons prosecuted by the EFCC, including ministers who served under the administration of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, have following fled the nation and have declined to respect EFCC welcomes.
Case in point, the prompt past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Bello Adoke (SAN), has declined to respect an EFCC welcome over the $2bn Malabu scam since December and even said in a public statement to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that he would not respect the welcome on the grounds that there was a plot by his political adversaries to humiliate him.
An against joining organization in The Hague, Netherlands, was affirmed on Tuesday to have sought Adoke’s living arrangement, taking after coordinated effort with the EFCC.
Likewise, one of those charged in the migration work outrage, Mahmood Ahmadu, in intrigue with Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd, professedly lavished N423m of the N676m blackmailed from the candidates on a few properties.
The EFCC had likewise blamed a previous Chairman for the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, of an asserted N2bn misrepresentation.