‘EFCC got 10,152 petitions, secured 865 convictions in 2020’

Written by on December 31, 2020

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mohammed Umar Abba, says the anti-graft agency secured eight hundred and sixty-five convictions from a total of one thousand, three hundred and five cases it filed in courts in 2020.

He also announced that a total of seven thousand, three hundred and forty cases were being investigated out of the ten thousand, one hundred and fifty-two petitions received by the commission.

The EFCC also recorded large cash recoveries and seizure of a significant number of assets from persons indicted for corruption, following the due legal process.

Abba, who made this known in his end-of-year message, thanked the staff of the commission for their dedication, diligence, and sacrifices in the discharge of their duties, which contributed to the feat recorded in 2020.

 

He described the year under review as unique for obvious reasons and lamented that the commission’s projections anchored on a strategic vision were greatly slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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