EFCC zonal office recovers N130m, secures 9 convictions in Gombe

EFCC zonal office recovers N130m, secures 9 convictions in Gombe

- The sum of N130 million has been recovered by the EFCC zonal office in Gombe state

- Also, nine convictions were secured against corrupt individuals in three months

- The anti-graft agency said it is no longer business as usual

The Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered N130 million from corrupt individuals and secured 9 convictions in three months.

The head of the zonal office, Johnson Babalola, disclosed this in Gombe on Thursday, April 5, when he paid a courtesy call on the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Babalola said the money was recovered from individuals within the states under his jurisdiction namely; Gombe, Taraba, Adamawa, Bauchi and Plateau in 2018. He said the EFCC under Ibrahim Magu had recorded a tremendous progress.

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“We have seen a tremendous change because it is no longer business as usual. We are all committed, we have decided that enough is enough, and we are consciously making efforts to serve our country better,’’ he said.

Babalola said the visit was to seek for continued cooperation of the press in the fight against corruption.

The chairman of the chapel, Malam Abdullahi Tukur, thanked the EFCC official for the visit and assured him of the continued support of members of the union.

Meanwhile, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla has reiterated the federal government's commitment in strengthening the anti-corruption fight in Nigeria.

Obono-Obla made the statement at the official launch of DoroCorruption Mobile App and Inauguration of Lawyers Network Against Corruption in Abuja on Thursday, March 14.

He, however, noted that three years is not enough to fight corruption in the country.

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