WANT African countries to emulate EFCC over Polygraph’s use for integrity test in investigation Urge anti-agencies to use enforcement, preventive measures to tackle corruption By Soni Daniel Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa have requested Heads of Government in Europe, America and other jurisdictions to work towards speedy and unfettered repatriation of recovered assets to African countries.
The Heads of anti-corruption agencies stated this in a communique issued on Friday at the end of the 9th Commonwealth Regional Conference of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa in Kampala,
The conference was attended by most of the Heads of anti-graft agencies in Africa with a theme titled: “Time to act: Prevent corruption for sustainable development.”
The Acting Chairman of the EFCC and the immediate Chairman of Association of Anti – Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa, Mr Ibrahim Magu, also spoke during the conference and highlighted major, achievements of the commission under his watch. Experts from different walks of life further gave illuminating experiences and solutions on how to tackle the menace of corruption. The communique further urged Anti-Corruption Agencies to emulate the EFCC and acquire polygraph technology as part of their investigative and integrity testing process. The EFCC is the only agency in Commonwealth Africa using the technology for corruption cases in courts.