EFCC recovered N718m, $206,000, in 12 months from people in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Kaduna Zonal has recovered seven hundred and eighteen million naira (N718) and S206, 000 from the public from June 12, 2019, to June 2020.

The Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Mailafiya Yakubu stated this during a press briefing on the activities of the Zonal Office within the year under review on Thursday.

He said N718m and $206,000, ten exotic residential buildings, comprising of duplexes, bungalows, one Shopping complex and one functional pure water factory were recovered within the period.

“One filling station, one farmhouse, as well as twelve cars of different models running Into billions of naira have been also recovered on behalf of the public and private individuals.

“For the sake of clarity be informed that a final forfeiture has been granted on two out of the ten residential properties while the remaining eight properties have been granted an interim forfeiture pending the final judgement by the Court.”

Mailafiya maintained also that a total of 871 petitions were received by the office, while 159 cases are still with the legal and prosecution Directorate for legal advice.

‘A total of 126 petitions were rejected and transferred to various collaborating agencies as they do not fall under the purview of the EFCC mandate, while a total of 30 convictions have been made.

According to him, the conference was organised to commemorate the Country’s Democracy day as well as to collectively keep tabs with development in the anti-corruption fight.

He, however, appreciated various security agencies, Nigeria Union of Journalists and other relevant stakeholders for their collaboration as the commission continue to rid the country of Economic and Financial crimes.

The head of the Kaduna Zone office of the EFCC reiterated that fighting corruption was not a joke as it entails world-class professionalism, rigorous hard-working, integrity and God intervention to success.

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