Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it had recorded 603 convictions since the President Muhammadu Buhari government came
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it had recorded 603 convictions since the President Muhammadu Buhari government came into office in May 2015.
A press statement by the Commission’s spokesman, Mr.Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, stated that the anti-graft body had recovered over N500 billion under President Buhari.
According to him, the figure is the aggregate of the 103, 195 and 189 convictions recorded in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively.
“It also includes the 116 convictions recorded in the first five months of this year.
“President Buhari was elected three years ago on a ticket that pledged to address the monster called corruption.
“The ground-breaking conviction record of the commission is the more salutary given that it includes the conviction, for the first time in the history of the country, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Joseph Nwobike.
“For the first time too, judges and top military officers including retired Service Chiefs are being prosecuted for corrupt enrichment,” the statement read in part.
The Commission said under the current administration, it had “literally altered the narrative of the fight against corruption in Nigeria through aggressive tracing and recovery of stolen assets.” “Over N500 billion has been recovered in the last three years by the agency, while the impunity with which public funds are stolen has been curtailed substantially as people have come to the realisation that there are consequences if one is found to have illegally dipped hands in the public till.”
Source : Bounce News