Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN has stated that the government through its whistleblower policy have recovered billions of naira.
He said the recovery was made possible through other measures like the establishment of the Presidental Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Executive Order No.6 etc.
Speaking at the 2nd annual conference/induction ceremony for new members of the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors (CIFIA), he added that the administration through his office ensures that corrupt individuals are unable to use the money or property pbtained through corrupt means.
Malami also stated that it is the belief of the Buhari administration that those who corruptly enrich themselves with public funds should be jailed to serve as deterrence to others.
His words, “Mr. President has since assumption of office, through my office as the Honourable Attorney General of The Federation and Minister of Justice introduced a number of measures aimed at preventing culprits of corruption from using money or properties obtained through corrupt means.
“Some of These measures include the introduction of the whistleblower policy. Executive Order No.6, establishment of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC) just to mention a few.
“These measures have yielded a number of positive results paticulary in the recovery of proceeds of crime running into billions of Naira through the whistlebIower policy.
“While such measures would be strengthened to achieve the desired objective, it is the belief of administration that those who corruptly enrich themselves with public funds should not only be denied the benefits of the proceeds their corrupt practices but should be tried in court and where found guilty should be jailed to serve as deterrence to others.”
President CIFIAN, Dr. Victoria Enape stated that the primary domain of forensic and Investigative auditing is to work within the investigative process from the scene of financial fraud to court.
Her words “The primary domain of forensic and Investigative auditing is to work within the investigative process from the scene of financial fraud to court, providing information and evidence for administration of justice.
“This we believe will be a major boost to activities of anti-corruption agencies such as the EFCC, ICPC and CCT.”
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