Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olyssa Agbaguba, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, lacks constitutional support for inquiring into countries’ accounts.
Agbakoba made the revelation on Thursday in Lagos State.
He stated that the National Assembly had not amended Section 214 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a legal instrument for the creation of the Nigerian Police Force to incorporate the function of the EFCC.
“So the question is if the federal government created the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, could it then prosecute perpetrators of state crimes?
“The Supreme Court has held, in many of its decisions, that federalism means two independent and independent governments, and if this is true, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission lacks the right to go to the state and examine its accounts,” he said.
EFCC lacks the power to interfere in the affairs of the states – Agbakoba