EFCC seizes N644m, $707,000 in Kano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday disclosed that the Kano Zonal office seized over N643,942 million in 2019.

Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this on Monday, during the commemoration of the 2019 International Anti Corruption Day in Kano with the theme ‘Zero Tolerance to Corruption’ NAN reports

Magu, who was represented by the Kano Zonal Head of the EFCC, Akaninyene Eziman, said the commission has also recovered $706,800 dollar, 2,800 amount in Yen and also 294,950 in Saudi currency.

According to him, the Kano zonal office had also during the year received 495 petitions out of which 325 were signed and 100 cases in court while the commission also secured the conviction of 21 persons.

“In the Kano office of the commission, from January to date, we have filed over 100 criminal cases in various courts across the Northwest geopolitical zone of the country and beyond, out of which 22 convictions were successfully secured.

”In the area of Cybercrime, the commission has actively been on the trail of all suspected internet fraudsters, with almost daily arrests and prosecution”, he said.

The EFCC boss further reiterated the need for Nigerians to support the commission to break the chain of corruption in the country, urging them to come on board the fast-moving train of the war against corruption.

Magu added that, “the fight against corruption is a collective responsibility to take Nigeria out of the woods, therefore, we must resolve like never before to expose any unpatriotic deed that can further drag Nigeria into disrepute.”

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