The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has promised to investigate Nigerians named in the Panama Papers.
This new development is already causing tension in the camps of top Nigerians whose names appeared on the leaked documents
The Director of Information at the EFCC, Mr. Osita Nwaja, gave the assurance while addressing protesters who stormed the Abuja head office of the anti-graft agency to demand the probe of all Nigerians accused of operating offshore accounts in notorious tax havens.
Nwaja said, “These papers (Panama Papers) did not emanate from Nigeria but they touch the lives of the people of Nigeria and corruption as well as money laundering have gone beyond national borders as we are seeing from these papers.
“The EFCC is not just a Nigerian organisation. The work that we do goes beyond national borders. So this request will be looked into along with other requests by other well-meaning Nigerians along the already charted course of Mr. President which is zero tolerance to corruption, zero tolerance to impunity, zero tolerance to the abuse of public office and continued subjugation of the Nigerian people.”
The leak of the Panama Papers details how political leaders and the super rich conduct business behind a veil of secrecy.