Bisi ABASS

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured an unprecedented conviction record of 2, 220 and recoveries in excess of N152billion, $386milion, among other recoveries.

The EFCC Chairman, made this known in an address he delivered at the 5th Annual General Assembly (AGA) meeting of the Network of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA), Abuja.

“The Commission has also embarked on several reforms aimed at strengthening the institution, including the development of a reporting application named Eagle Eye, to ease the reporting of incidences of economic and financial crimes by the public.

“The EFCC has further developed a five-year Strategic Plan that guides its operational approach in law enforcement action”.

The NACIWA Assembly was co-hosted by both the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC.

Meanwhile, reason for the continued detention of the former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has been given.

Obiano is said not to have been able to perfect the conditions the EFCC, stipulated for his release on bail.

Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Monday, gave this  explanation while speaking to journalists on the sideline of the 5th Annual General Assembly (AGA) meeting of the Network of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA), Abuja.

Bawa, said: “He has been granted bail and we are waiting for him to perfect the bail conditions and everything is going well”.

Recall that Obiano was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, last Thursday, few hours after he handed over to his successor, Governor Chukwuma Soludo.

The anti-graft agency subsequently transferred him to its office in Abuja for further interrogation.

The former governor, who had been on EFCC’s watchlist, was among other things, accused of misappropriating public funds totalling about N42billion.

 

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