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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) halts arbitrary seizure of passports, reviews bail conditions for suspects

As part of its reforms, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stopped the arbitrary seizure of international passports of suspects under investigation.

The anti-graft commission has also reviewed bail terms and directed staff to ask for reasonable and practicable bail conditions from suspects and their sureties.

Other conditions released by the EFCC include

1) Demand for international passports of suspects would henceforth be exercised with discretion, depending on the nature of the case, personality, and country of residence of the suspect.

2) EFCC officers are also warned against unwarranted violations of the rights of suspects.

3) Detention of suspects without a remand warrant for an unreasonable length of time beyond the constitutionally allowed period must henceforth stop immediately.

The reforms were introduced by the recently appointed Executive Chairman of the commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede, as part of moves to change the face of the organisation.

The EFCC has been criticised for its ‘commando’ style operations in recent times..…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>

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