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EFCC projects achievement in the past five years

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured 2,240 convictions and recovered assets worth N980billion in five years, the Acting Chairman of the agency , Mr. Ibrahim Magu said .

Mr Magu revealed this at a briefing to mark the Democracy and Anti-Corruption Day in Abuja.

According to him : “As you all know in your regular reporting, the EFCC is not only ahead, it is clearly so. We are on course in all the cases we are prosecuting. Our scorecard in the area of conviction is 2,240 in the last five years.

” We have recovered assets in excess of N980billion and quite a large array of non-monetary assets like properties, estates, private jets, oil vessels, filling stations, schools; hotels; trucks and other automobiles; jewelleries ; plazas, shopping malls, electronics, among others.”

He said EFCC” takes both enforcement and prevention strategies very seriously, emphasizing that the enforcement is not about tough talks, but tough actions.

” It is not about rhetoric, it is about professionalism. It is not about seminars, it is about criminals and how to bring them to book.

The EFCC is making impressive progress in digitalized and non-digitalized investigations.

He further reiterated that their concerned cases are being pursued with vigour and alacrity ; accrediting this to the reason results are evident across all agency’s zones.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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