The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated the commission’s resolve in ensuring that proper investigation is carried out before suspects are arrested and detained in its facilities.
Magu said this while taking journalists on an inspection tour of the commission’s facilities on Thursday in Abuja.
The tour was organised by the EFCC to debunk reports that the commission tortures suspects in its custody.
Magu dispelled this speculation, saying the EFCC has no reason to torture suspects in its detention facilities.
He said the tour had become necessary to correct negative public perception of the EFCC and its operations.
He added that contrary to public perception, the commission would not pick on any person until proper investigation and background check were carried out.
“We do not torture people as it is being speculated, we do proper check on people before inviting them over”, he said.