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EFCC beams searchlight on doctors, NGO



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The Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Friday it would extend its investigation to doctors issuing fake medical reports to those standing trial for alleged economic and financial crimes.

The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja.

He also added that the EFCC was carrying out investigations into some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) operating in the North-East as they were being used for money laundering.

Magu said: “We will extend our investigation to doctors who connive with criminals and give them fake medical reports. We have to go after them and fight them.

“Those facing corrupt allegations go as far of getting fake reports from abroad. So, the practice of giving fake medical report must stop.”

He said most of the corruption cases were not properly reported during prosecution and urged journalists to support the current administration’s anti-graft crusade.

The EFCC chairman added: “Most of the cases during prosecution are not properly reported. The stories are not balanced. I don’t know how many people go to court to report the actual incident and the facts.

“That is why we have endless cases in court. We are seriously going back to the drawing board and we will call all the lawyers handling our cases to tell us the status of the cases ongoing.

“Some suspects would present serial medical results that they cannot appear in court. Some would be brought to the courtroom in a stretcher.”