FBI FRAUD INDICTMENT: WE WILL NOT INTERFERE- PRESIDENCY
Following the arrest of about 80 Nigerians for fraud-related issues in the United States by the FBI, the Presidency has said it will hands-off the prosecution of the arrested Nigerians.
This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in an interview with Channels TV.
According to Shehu, Nigerians outside the shores of the country are also expected to be law-abiding and President Buhari has zero-tolerance for Nigerians that disobey the law in their country of residence.
“Every citizen of this country who travels out of the country, is required to obey the laws of their host countries, the government would not stand in the way of the justice system,” he said.
The SSA further stressed the government’s commitment to fighting international fraud, making it clear that the government is ready to tackle criminality and to stop the Nation from experiencing further embarrassments.
He also revealed that new executive orders will be issued by the Federal Government to tackle international fraud.
“The government will generate and ask for new laws from the National Assembly and there will be new executive orders that will block some of these loopholes that have been exploited by our fellow countrymen to go out there and embarrass and black paint the country,” he added.