Finland says crimes revealed by Financial Intelligence centre should be followed up

Finland says crimes revealed by Financial Intelligence centre should be followed up

Finnish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen says the revelations contained in the 2017 Financial Intelligence Centre report are alarming.

Mr. Olkkonen has since commended the FIC for bringing to light the misuse of public resources, tax evasion and corruption

Timo Olkkonen

In an interview with QTV News, Mr. Olkkonen said that from a good governance point of view, it is less important to think about the communication structures in which the FIC revelations were made.

Mr. Olkkonen said that it is important that public discourse is centered on the facts and evidence that has been discovered and not communication channels the FIC should have used.

Mr. Olkkonen stated that that if there is evidence of misuse of public funds or tax evasion, these crimes need to be followed up regardless of the process of how they were made public.

Mr. Olkkonen Stated that law enforcement agencies have an obligation and responsibility to follow up the revelations contained in the FIC report.

His comments follows attacks on the FIC following the publication of the report of its investigations.

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