The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency has said that no individual, no matter how well placed in the society, within or outside the state, can influence its activities or control how it carries out its constitutional responsibilities as a body set up by law.
The agency made this known on Wednesday through its chairman, Justice Eni Esan (rtd) at a sensitisation media chat between the media, the board and the management team of the agency at its office located at Agodi GRA in Ibadan.
She emphasised that as an agency set up by an enabling law that empowers it to stand on its own, “nobody can control us or tell us how to do our job. We have an enabling law which states ensures that we are not subject to any individual’s authority.
The agency also stated that it will not be publicizing its investigations on perceived corrupt persons in the state in order to respect human dignity as provided by law.
“We will not be publicising our investigations because we are committed to respecting human dignity as provided by law. We promise that we will be discreet and thorough while we will also ensure optimum protection of complainants and sources,” she said.
The Oyo Anti-corruption Agency Chairman explained that to ensure that investigations carried out by the agency are thorough, it will be engaging the services of in-house investigators who will be trained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) academy.