The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal office said it has recorded 300 reported cases, and secured 7 Convictions between January to June this year.
EFCC also said that out of the 300 cases, 35 to 40 cases has been charged to court while 65 to 80 others have been assigned to the legal unit of the Commission for necessary action, adding that the Commission equally recovered over N35 million with the said period.
The Zonal head EFCC Maiduguri , Aminu Ado Aliyu disclosed this after the “road work against corruption “embarked by the Commission in Maiduguri to mark the occasion of the African Anti- Corruption Day themed ” Africa Unite To Defeat Corruption” .
Aliyu said within the period , the Commission has treated high profile cases including cases involving top Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) retired and serving Staff , and top politicians in Borno over electoral fraud , as well as many other cases prosecuted with those presently on trial.
He said the dept of corruption in the country can be seen in the fact that between January and July this year , the EFCC has secured 142 convictions , among which are that of Reverend Jolly Nyame and Chief Joshua Dariye, the former governors of plateau and Taraba states respectively.
” Here in Borno, within the time I took over and before I came in , we have over 300 cases recorded between January to June this year. While 35 to 40 of the cases have been charged to court, 65 to 80 of them are already with the legal unit for necessary action.
” We have equally secured 7 Convictions Within the said period. Also worthy of note is that despite the challenges of insurgency in the terrian we are operating which created some constraints, we were able to recover over N35 million.
” We call on members of the general public to furnish us with Information that will enhance our operations, as the EFCC alone cannot carry the fight except with the support of the general public,” Mr Aliyu said.
LEADERSHIP reports that the “road work against corruption” which took the Commission round some areas of Maiduguri metropolis with corps members, Labour Unions, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) , Civil Society Organizations among others, saw participants carrying placards with inscriptions such as : ” Do not take or give bribe; Say no, our voices against corruption; We shall win the fight against corruption; stop corruption now , among others.
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