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EFCC tops previous ‘highest-ever’ record, secures over 3,000 convictions in 11 months

EFCC tops previous ‘highest-ever’ record, secures over 3,000 convictions in 11 months
November 25
19:27 2022

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has secured 3,328 convictions from January to November 2022.

Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the anti-graft agency, said this on Thursday during a training workshop on financial crimes reporting for journalists in the Niger Delta.

The training took place in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.

Bawa also spoke on the recent court order the agency secured for the forfeiture of N775 million and landed properties linked to two former government officials.

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“We also secured interim forfeiture of 40 assets in Nigeria, United States of America, London and Dubai belonging to former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu,” Bawa was quoted as saying in a statement.

“These are just a few of the assets recovered for the Federal Government of Nigeria alone. From January to November 18, 2022, EFCC has recorded 3328 convictions.”

With the latest announcement, the agency has surpassed the record of 2,220 convictions set in 2021, which was said to be the highest in the history of the agency.

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“From January to December 2021, the EFCC effectively prosecuted and secured an unprecedented record of 2,220 convictions,” the agency had said.

In 2020, the commission secured 1,282 convictions.



This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.

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