The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it does not charge fees to lawyers or family members who request the release of imprisoned inmates on bond. The EFCC, a well-known anti-corruption organization, wishes to clarify any myths regarding the bail process.
Halima Rufa’u, the commission’s Acting Commander of the Ibadan Zonal Command, confirmed this information in a statement issued on Wednesday.
On this historic occasion, she addressed the executive committee members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ibadan section.
The NBA was led by none other than its respected chairman, Folashade Aladeniyi, in a stunning demonstration of leadership.
Rufa’u has issued a harsh warning to lawyers, directing them not to serve as “surety” and legal counsel for suspects simultaneously.
She highlighted in her address that indulging in such behavior might have terrible consequences.
She voiced her concern in a statement that such an act reflects poorly on the legal profession.
Rufa’u issued a harsh warning, adding that if the suspect is released and then violates administrative bail, the Commission will be forced to seize the lawyer first, followed by the other sureties.
Aladeniyi praised the commission for its efforts in combating cybercrime and related fraud in Oyo State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Ibadan Zonal Command have been acknowledged for their unwavering efforts in combating economic and financial crimes in the country, with a focus on cybercrime.
The Commission’s statistics on convictions collected throughout the years, according to the NBA’s chairman, give significant evidence of this.