The lockdown arising from the coronavirus scourge appears to have slowed down the fight against corrupt practices in the country for close to six solid weeks.
However, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says there is no cause for alarm as it will ensure that none of its ongoing investigations and cases in court will be aborted.
The commission is certain that as the federal and state governments begin to reopen the economy, it will ramp up its legal actions to bring the suspects of financial crimes to account for their actions.
“These suspects will unfailingly have their days in court,” EFCC Acting Spokesman, Tony Orilade, said.
Documents reviewed by Saturday Vanguard indicate that the Commission has its hands full of cases awaiting resolution in court, while some cases being investigated are ripe enough for prosecution.
One of such cases is the alleged N7.7 billion Police Equipment Fund’s fraud involving Kenny Martins.
The EFCC is prosecuting Kenny Martins, the coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund (PEF), following his alleged connivance with three others to embezzle about N7.7 b belonging to the Police Equipment Fund.