By Francis Okonji, Abuja
Henceforth, whistleblowers who provided false information to the the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) will be prosecuted.
The EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa gave the warning in a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, the agency’s spokesman, on Friday.
Bawa said through misleading information, scarce investigative resources have been wasted by the anti-graft agency in following up false leads
He added that the activities of false whistle blowers “detract from the noble intendment of the Whistblower Policy of the Federal Government which seeks to incentivise information leading to the recovery of stolen wealth”.
The EFCC chairman vowed that the agency will not hesitate to prosecute any whistle blower who willfully provides the agency with false information.
Howeverm Bawa maintained that the agency will continue to work with genuine whistleblowers to recover assets and other stolen funds.