Ensure professionalism in your operations, group tells EFCC

The League of Legal Like-Minds has expressed deep concerns over what it described as unprofessional operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In a statement released on Friday in Abuja, President of the League of Legal Like-Minds, Mohammed Bello, highlighted the organisation’s strong reservations about the recent actions taken by the EFCC in some of its cases, which they say has raised significant questions about the agency’s professionalism and adherence to due process.

The statement expressed concerns that the actions of the EFCC could potentially impede on the fundamental rights of individuals, and could undermine public trust in our justice system.

The organisation made up of highly-regarded legal professionals noted that while the EFCC has “a critical role in preventing corruption, it must be done in a manner that respects the tenets of the rule of law and the rights of individuals.

“The League of Legal Like-Minds calls on the EFCC leadership to take immediate steps to address the concerns raised, to ensure that any investigations and prosecutions undertaken by the commission are conducted with the highest level of professionalism and respect for due process. The statement notes that these concerns have been brought to the attention of the relevant authorities, and that the League of Legal Like-Minds remains committed to working with all stakeholders to protect the rights of individuals and uphold the rule of law in Nigeria.

“The League of Legal Like-Minds looks forward to engaging constructively with the EFCC and other stakeholders to ensure that Nigeria’s justice system operates with integrity, accountability, and transparency.”