Read How EFCC Recovers Over N100 Billion Within Short Period 

….Secured Over 1,600 Convictions 

By Sani Yarima 

During a recent meeting with media executives at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, Chairman Ola Olukoyede revealed that over N120 billion has been recovered by the agency since his appointment six months ago. 

In addition, EFCC has secured over 1,600 convictions within the same period.

Mr. Olukoyede emphasized the importance of the EFCC to the survival of Nigeria, pointing out the agency’s daily recovery of stolen money from individuals and its role in supporting victims who have been swindled out of millions of naira. 

“We need this institution to survive,” he stated.

Regarding the former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, Mr. Olukoyede stressed the importance of submitting to the rule of law, even in the event of a lost case. 

He clarified that his duties as Chairman involve investigation and prosecution, with the responsibility of conviction lying solely with the court. 

The EFCC possesses sufficient evidence to file charges, regardless of whether or not an individual makes a statement, Mr. Olukoyede added.

While acknowledging that the EFCC has lost some cases, he reminded individuals that he did not make promises about winning all cases. 

The Chairman encouraged individuals to come forward and face charges against them, regardless of their perceived chances of success.

In conclusion, the EFCC Chairman’s comments highlight the agency’s ongoing efforts to recover stolen funds and support victims of financial crimes, while emphasizing the importance of submitting to the rule of law and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

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