The next set of people on the radar of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are medical doctors who connive with suspected criminals to issue fake medical reports.
This is according to the acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, during a briefing in Abuja.
He explained that the antigraft agency is casting its nets wide to investigate other sister agencies such as the police, NGOs in the northeast who carry out similar practices.
“We will extend our investigation to doctors who connive with criminals and give them fake medical reports.
“There is a way they can get a false report from hospitals abroad because they can contact them and they will send it to them, we need to put them on the spot so the practice of giving fake medical reports must stop.”
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On the issue of plea bargain strategy for suspected cyber fraudster also known as ‘yahoo boys’, Mr. Magu complained that most of them do not abide by the agreement.
The EFCC boss urged the media to join the fight against corruption by promoting anti-corruption narratives.
“How can we put heads together and rehabilitate them because they are young university boys, what strategies can we do to bring back these boys to the society so that they can be more useful to this country.
“We also give them the chance to go for plea-bargain and we make sure the process is transparent and when they have the chance, they go back, they are not abiding with the agreement.”
He also explained that the antigraft agency does not just go after people with flashy cars, but a thorough background investigation is done to ascertain the source of the wealth and efforts are taken to monitor the financial activities of suspects in connection with internet fraud and e-mail scam before a decision is taken.