EFCC receives head of Ghana’s anti-corruption body who wants to study Nigeria’s strategies against graft (photo)
– The executive director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in Ghana, KK Amoah, says he is greatly enriched by what he learnt in Nigeria
– Amoah was in Nigeria with his team to understudy the EFCC academy in Karu
– The EFCC told Amoah that the agency’s operatives undergo intense training to make them work effectively
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received the executive director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in Ghana, KK Amoah, a statement by the anti-graft body said.
Amoah was in Nigeria on a working visit to the commandant of the EFCC Academy in Karu, Abuja on Thursday, November 30.
He was conducted round the different departments of the EFCC to see how the commission works.
The team from Ghana after meeting with Magu. Credit: EFCC
According to Amoah, the visit was informed by the need for the EOCO to strengthen its strategy and continually exchange ideas with the EFCC.
Amoah added that he visited Nigeria in furtherance of his interaction with the Ibrahim Magu, the head of the EFCC whom he had met at meetings in different international fora.
While answering one of Amoah’s questions, the acting commandant of the EFCC academy, Dr David Wodi Tukura, said the agency’s operatives currently undergo an intensified training to give them the courage of a soldier and the cleverness of a lawyer.
“We used to have about three to six months of training before, but the training has now been intensified. It is now up to a year,” he said.
Tukura said the management of the EFCC took the decision to extend the training duration of operatives because of the realisation that equipping somebody with investigation technique without immersing him or her in the culture of law enforcement (regimentation and discipline), which is the success of any law enforcement agent, creates a deficit which impact negatively on the job.
“Law enforcement officers must have resilience, courage, staying power, and conviction. These are the key ingredients that will make the law enforcement officer gain grounds in his duty,” he said.
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Amoah, who was accompanied on the visit by a colleague, Mr Nana Boalye Amponsah, said he had been greatly enriched by the visit to the EFCC academy.
NAIJ.com earlier reported how the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission recently described false the claim that its officials shared 222 properties which the team of the former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team (PPRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, seized from alleged pension fund thieves.
Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC, made the clarification on Thursday November 30, when he appeared before a committee of the House of Representatives which is investigating the sack and reinstatement of Maina into the civil service after he was declared wanted by the agency for pension fraud.
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