The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, has revealed why some petitions sent to the anti-graft agency are returned.
According to him, every petition received by the commission passes through the Screening Committee who considers the content and determine whether it falls within the scope of its constitutional mandate.
The EFCC chairman explained while featuring on “Talk Radio”, a morning programme of the Ibadan-based Inspiration 100.5 FM on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
“Before we commence investigations on any petition, we give them to the Screening Committee for review.
” The committee will look at the content and advise accordingly on what to do.
“If it is something we should handle, we launch into action. If not, we guide the petitioner on the appropriate place to take it to,” he said.
One of the petitions that have been mentioned by many is the one submitted by a human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, calling on the agency to investigate the bullion van loaded with cash driven into the house of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.