Chidi Samuel|The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu has said the agency is engaged in a fight with powerful forces across the country in its effort to tame corruption in the polity.
Magu who made the assertion in Abuja on Thursday in an address at the 3rd African Anti-Corruption Day in Abuja by the EFCC, said the commission is determined to wage the war against corruption to its logical conclusion.
The anti-graft Czar also expressed regrets that it has been difficult to repatriate looted funds and assets in safe havens abroad by corrupt public office holders.
He said, ” The forces we are against are powerful because they have a lot of stolen funds with them and enough resources to frustrate investigation and prosecution.
” But we are determined to lead the fight against corruption.”
” To get these funds and assets back has become a problem, Magu noted. ”