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Ex-rep: Olukoyede has started well… he’s using instrumentality of law to run EFCC

Kayode Oladele, a former member of the house of representatives, has commended Ola Olukoyede for his recent policy changes aimed at promoting the efficiency of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Oladele spoke during an interview with selected journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.

Oladele also commended President Bola Tinubu for appointing Olukoyede as the EFCC chairman, adding that the decision was a right step in the right direction.

“I commend the President for finding him worthy of the appointment giving his pedigree, knowledge and experience. Olukoyede has started very well and there is the need to commend him over his giant strides since he assumed office as the EFCC chairman,” Oladele said.

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“It is instructive to note that Olukoyede  had stated during his confirmation hearing before the senate that he would be guided by the rule of law in all his activities at the commission and obey court orders.

“Incidentally, he has been using the instrumentality of the law in running the agency. We must commend him for this positive steps.

“For the records, Olukoyede has banned sting operations in the night by the operatives of the commission and reviewed the agency’s guidelines on bail conditions for suspects.

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“You will also recall that when the court ordered the release of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, the EFCC under the watch of Okukoyede, complied with the court order.

“Another step that is worthy of note is Olukoyede’s pronouncement on Post No Debit (PND) as he declared that the era of indiscriminate use of PND on accounts of suspects or firms without due process is gone.

“This is a welcome development as this measure will stimulate business growth and create positive environment for investment.”

He also commended the EFCC chairman for his decision to prioritize the welfare of the agency’s staff, saying the measure would motivate and encourage them to serve the country without fear.

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