The acting chairman of EFCC, Abdulkarim Chukkol, says the commission will continue to put up a fierce battle against corruption and all forms of economic and financial crimes in the country.
Mr Chukkol said this on Friday at the passing-out ceremony for 318 Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Detective Superintendent Course 9 cadets at the EFCC Academy in Karu, Abuja.
He said the anti-graft agency was championing the fight against corruption and financial crimes and consolidating its efforts in battling these unwholesome acts.
“Trends in economic and financial crimes keep evolving, and the EFCC must continue to put up a fierce battle against them by prevention through sensitisation and enforcement to serve as deterrence.
“The EFCC presently is reorganising and re-strategising as a way of self-appraisal and repositioning,” he stated.
Mr Chukkol said the passing out of the cadets and joining the commission ranks came when the agency was consolidating the efforts of several years of battling corruption and all forms of economic and financial crimes.
He warned them against any act of corruption, disloyalty, or disobedience to constituted authority, which he declared would earn them expulsion.
“Any act of corruption, disloyalty, disobedience to constituted authority, and insubordination will be decisively dealt with, and the defaulters shown the exit,” he warned.
The commission’s secretary, George Ekpungu, also cautioned the new cadets to be above board in their duty.
“If you misbehave, if you compromise your office, we will send you back to your parents, and that is why we are saying it to the hearing of your parents,” he warned.
Earlier, the commandant of the EFCC Academy, Tayo Olowonihi, commended those who had contributed in one way or the other to ensure the successful training of the cadets.
He said the 318 graduands were taken through basic law enforcement training in 12 months, between July 31, 2022, and July 21, 2023.