Immediate past Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has accused staff of the Economic Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, of demanding sex from female suspects facing investigations over alleged financial crimes.
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Prof. Odinkalu levelled this allegation in an interview he granted The Guardian in which he declared that corruption is widely prevalent in the EFCC.
“I know of at least two cases in which my colleagues and I were involved in which females against whom there were cases in EFCC were being importuned by EFCC operatives to bring their bodies in order to settle the cases… Now many more people know of such cases and worse, importuned for sex, importuned for money and all manner of other things,” Prof. Odinkalu said.
Bemoaning the situation in which fraudulent individuals occupied public offices, he said,”The Anajembas, for instance, have been convicted; by the way Mrs. Amaka Anajemba, who pleaded guilty in the biggest 419 fraud in the country’s history is now the managing director of Enugu State Waste Management Agency And this was 419 fraud that involved over 300 million USD.”