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Oba of Benin Lament Corruption Laden EFCC

The Benin monarch, Omo N’ Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, recently voiced frustration, calling out the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to weed out criminal elements in its cadre

Addressing an official gathering to receive the newly deployed Benin Zonal Director of EFCC, Effa Okim, in his Palace in Benin City, on Monday, the monarch demanded that paid officials of the agency must professionally carry out their duties without fear or favour

Echoing what most Nigerians suspect about the organisation, the monarch cited an incident where a former staff of the palace was handed over to the EFCC for investigation, only to discover later that the unnamed palace staff was not only handled with kids glove but was eventually set free

The Oba further went on to say,“We want to draw your attention to one or two grey areas in your operations.

“You know that I have been known for speaking the truth. But like it’s I was not happy about certain things that happened with your predecessor.

“We get news from everywhere. When we try to assist the EFCC. I even wrote a letter to the then Chairman that was now removed from office.

“I even sent an emissary to talk to him regarding certain elements in Edo State, particularly the Palace.

“How can EFCC boys especially that girl be behaving like this? If I was asked to comment on her performance index, I will score her zero. I do not know if she was doing EFCC job or just dancing to the tunes of people that were giving her money.

“At the time we were trying to assist EFCC, the report we keep getting was negative and I was not happy about it”, Oba Ewuare II said.

IMAGE: Gistreel

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