EFCC’s ex-boss advocates robust laws to check corruption

FORMER Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, has called on the National Assembly to repeal the laws on corruption and enact more potent laws, describing the current laws as archaic.

Waziri who spoke in Abuja at the public presentation of a book “Law of Evidence in Nigeria” authored by renowned Legal Luminary, Chief Sebastine Tartenger Hon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), stated that the on-going war against corruption in the country cannot be won until all the inherited colonial laws on crime are repealed.

According to her, the existing laws on crime did not envisage the terribly corrupt situation the nation has found herself and therefore needed to be repealed while ones are enacted that would help curb corruption.

Source: The Guardian, Nigeria

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