The Federal Government yesterday, inaugurated the National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC).
The committee is assigned to prosecute high profile criminal cases in the country.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari, assured that the President Buhari would not tele-guide anti-corruption agencies in the course of their operation.
Prof. Osinbajo said government expects the agencies to use their powers with fairness, devoid of any prejudice.
The nation’s number two citizen said the same responsibility had been given to the newly formed NPCC to deliver justice to the people.
The Vice President said: “When you look at the way the EFCC and other law enforcement agencies have acted in recent times, you will notice that they are not under any kind of direction or influence of the President.
“They are given the independence to act; they are given the authority and backing to act on their own and to use their own discretion appropriately at all times. You don’t get any situation where the president says go get that person or back off that person.”
Addressing the 20-member committee, the Vice President said: “This is the sort of responsibility placed on your own shoulders; the responsibility to exercise prosecutorial power independently and without any direction except of course from the learned Attorney-General who is the constitutional and prosecutorial authority in the country.
“It is a very serious responsibility. It involves making sure that people are treated fairly or that people are not pursued by reason of bias or any other such consideration.”
The committee is headed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami.