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.

Nigeria, India, DR Congo Home To Over 33% Of World’s Poorest, Says World Bank
The World Bank has said that more than a third of the world’s poorest people live in Nigeria, India and Democratic Republic of Congo, even as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes about 100 million people into extreme poverty. Those who live on less than $1.90 per day are categorised as being in extreme poverty… Read full story

COVID-19: Kogi Directs Workers On Levels 01-10 To Resume
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has directed civil servants on Salary Grade Levels 01-10 to return to work on June 15. The directive was contained in a statement issued in Lokoja on Wednesday by the state Head of Service, Mrs Deborah Ogunmola… Read full story

COVID-19: Kogi directs workers on Levels 01-10 to resume

Another Death In Aso Rock As Aisha Buhari Loses Protocol Officer
Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday, announced that she lost a protocol officer, Sani Yekini, after battling with diabetes. Aisha, who made the announcement in a tweet on her official Twitter handle, described Yekini who has been working with her for four years as “a very committed… Read full story

COVID-19: Senator Ndume Advocates Part-Time Status For Lawmakers, Reduction In Salary
Senator representing Borno south and Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has advocated part-time status for lawmakers in the country due to the dwindling effect of COVID-19. In a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday, the lawmaker who sought for the office of Senate President last… Read full story

N2.2bn Land Scam: Deposed Emir Sanusi Appeals Judgment
The deposed Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Wednesday, appealed a judgment delivered by a Federal High Court dismissing his right of fair hearing against the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission. Counsels to the emir, Messrs Dikko and Mahmoud, filed the appeal on Wednesday… Read full story

Orange Juice Excellent For Tooth Disorders, Heart Diseases —Experts
THE orange contains a variety of health-promoting properties. The fruit is a rich source of protective food ingredients like vitamin A, B, C and calcium. Recent studies have proven its superiority to any other fruit as a source of calcium. The orange also contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, sulphur and chlorine… Read full story

EDITORIAL: The Story Of Majek Fashek
BY the time he died on June 1, aged 57, Majekodunmi Faseke, or simply Majek Fashek to his distraught fans all over the world, had lived his life to full circle. Of course, he was not an old man, but he had arguably seen it all. From the low, deprived, humble beginnings of childhood and the boisterous struggling years of adolescence to the peak of prominence and global fame, then back to the ebb of existence, Majek Fashek had seen it all. Not many older persons could claim to have fumbled and tumbled through life than the man fondly referred to as the Rainmaker… Read full story


You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More