EFCC SILENT ON RECOVERED CASH, ASSETS AS IT REELS OUT 2020 ACHIEVEMENTS

Written by on December 31, 2020

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC), ON WEDNESDAY REELED OUT ITS ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2020, SAYING IT SECURED 865 CONVICTIONS IN THE COURSE OF THE YEAR OUT OF 1,305 CASES IT FILED IN THE COURTS.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED BY THE ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION, MOHAMMED ABBA, IN HIS END-OF-YEAR MESSAGE.

ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT BY THE EFCC SPOKESMAN, WILSON UWAJUREN, ABBA ALSO DISCLOSED THAT A TOTAL OF 7,340 CASES WERE UNDER INVESTIGATION OUT OF THE 10,152 PETITIONS RECEIVED BY THE AGENCY, ADDING THAT THE COMMISSION ALSO MADE SIGNIFICANT CASH RECOVERIES AND SEIZURE OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF ASSETS FROM PERSONS INDICTED OF CORRUPTION, FOLLOWING DUE LEGAL PROCESS.

THE STATEMENT HOWEVER, WAS SILENT ON THE AMOUNT OF CASH RECOVERED BY COMMISSION, OR THE NUMBER AND TYPES OF ASSETS SEIZED DURING THE YEAR IN REVIEW.


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