The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reviewed its guidelines on arrest, bail and processing of suspects.
The review, which is premised on the need to adhere to the rule of law and international best practices in the treatment of suspects, was rolled out on Monday, October 31, 2023 across all its commands.
In the new guideline, premium attention is focused on the rights of suspects, especially where arrest, detention and bail issues are concerned.
Guardian reported that the operational activities are to be tailored towards relevant provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999( as amended), the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2011 and the EFCC’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
“Specifically, operatives of the commission are not allowed to demand for professional certificates of sureties as a bail condition.
“Also, every demand for international passport of suspects would henceforth be exercised with discretion, depending on the nature of the case, personality and country of residence of the suspect.” Guardian reported.