The Nigerian Army has promised to work with the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC in order to ensure that the anti-corruption agency succeeds in its bid to make Nigeria free from corruption and economic crimes.
The Provost, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Col. L.A Benjamin made the pledge when he paid a courtesy visit to the Head of Operations, South East Zonal office of the EFCC, Mr. David Iloyanomon on December 6, 2012, in his office in Enugu.
He said his visit to the EFCC was to assure the Commission of the Army’s willingness to cooperate in any area necessary to ensure that the work of crime fighting succeeds.
Col. Benjamin who pointed out that the Military Police does not condone any act of indiscipline whether inside or outside the barracks, said his office is willing to assist the Commission where it is discovered that a soldier is found to have contravened economic and financial crimes laws.
The Head of Operations in charge of the South East Zone of the Commission, Mr. David Iloyanomon, who commended the Provost and his team for the visit, explained that the EFCC is empowered by law to investigate and prosecute financial crime offenders with a view to eradicating such crimes.
He observed that the work of the Commission has helped to reduce fraudulent activities in Nigeria. “Though we are doing everything to bring down corruption, we cannot do it alone. We need the help of the Army; we need all hands on deck in order to achieve it”, he said.
He lauded the military for the support the Commission has enjoyed from them over the years especially in area of tackling illegal oil bunkering.