The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission has lauded Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its anti-corruption crusade.
Charity Matumbi, the leader of the delegation on their visit to the Zonal Office of the commission at Wuse 2 Abuja, on Tuesday, applauded the anti-corruption agency for standing out in the anti-corruption fight in the African Continent.
She also said that Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption agency is willing to ap from the EFCC’s wealth of experience in the anti-graft fight. She, therefore, urged the EFCC to let her Commission into its operational framework to enable it to improve and deliver on its mandate.
Speaking on behalf of the commission, the Abuja Zonal Head, Umar Hadejia who along with the zonal Heads Of Units and Sections received the delegates, explained the process of receiving petitions and how cases are assigned for investigation and finally for prosecution.
While noting that EFCC’s integrity is not compromised, Hadeja said this is why the agency recruit professionals and people whose background was proven to be clean.
He added that the EFCC also has the power of prosecution as well as enforcing other legislation which was already in existence even before its establishment.
Hadejia further explained that the Commission also applies checks and balances to ensure that staffs are not compromised and if in any case, they are, the officers will also be prosecuted in the court of law.
Hadejia took the delegation on a tour of the Zonal Office, showing them the Exhibition Store, Interrogation Room, Male and Female Cells and the Clinic.
Thanking the Zonal Head and the Commission for the rare opportunity given to them to observe things first hand, Matumbe expressed the willingness of her Commission to receive EFCC delegates anytime they wish to visit the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission.
Among other members of the Zimbabwean Anti-Corruption Commission delegate is Masiye Alex, it’s Acting General Manager, Investigations.