The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reacted to the trending picture of the commission’s holding cell in Port Harcourt.
The spokesperson of the commission, Tony Orilade, in a statement released on Tuesday stated that the photos were targeted at damaging the reputation of the agency.
He further stated that the anti-graft body had a high degree of decency and cannot be the open dumping facility, surrounded by razor-wired walls, depicted in the picture.
“It is important to further clarify that EFCC detention centres are known for their remarkable care for detainees in line with our avowed respect for human rights and dignity.”
“The Commission can state without fear of contradiction that our Port Harcourt detention facility, like all others across the country, is further bolstered by a well-equipped medical centre that attends to the health needs of detainees, who are further fed three square meals daily from the same canteen that service officers and men of the Commission eat from.”
He added that if the picture were real, suspects standing trial for corruption would prefer to be remanded in the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Centre than the custody of EFCC.
The commission that it is a responsible law enforcement agency, locally and internationally acclaimed for its outstanding achievements in the fight against corruption in the country.
The commission decided to release the image of its holding facility at the Port Harcourt Zonal office.