EFCC Recovers N152 Billion, $386 Million in 2021, Official Discloses

EFCC Recovers N152 Billion, $386 Million in 2021, Official Discloses

  • The year 2021 was a great year for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as it recorded huge success in its activities
  • In its recent submission of its annual report, the anti-graft agency revealed it recovered huge funds last year
  • The EFCC spokesperson made this disclosure during a review of the commission's operational activities for the year 2021

Rivers, Port Harcourt- More recoveries are secured and the year 2021 was an exceptional one for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as it recovered 152billion and $386million between January and December 2021.

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday, January 10, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s spokesperson, said the figures were arrived at following a review of the operational activities for 2021, Premium Times report.

He noted that the anti-graft agency also recovered £1.182 million Pounds and 1.723 million Saudi Riyal during the year under review, The Nation added.

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Year in Review: EFCC recovers N152 billion, $386 million in 2021, Official discloses
The agency also recovered funds in digital currencies and in numerous currencies, according to its figures. Photo credit: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
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It was gathered that the EFCC disclosed it secured 2,220 convictions in 2021. The commission said the figure was its highest annual conviction record since inception.

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EFCC returns stolen N326,000 to UNIBEN student

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported, Diemesor Gabriel, a 21-year-old student of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, on Friday, December 24, got back his N326,000.

The sum was handed over to Gabriel by Adesola Amusan, an assistant commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This came after the student in September petitioned the EFCC over the illegal withdrawal of N326,000 from the N600,000 scholarship grant paid into his account. The anti-graft body recovered the money and arrested three suspects following an investigation into Gabriel's petition.

Corruption: Citizens must live within their means, Buhari tells Nigerians

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In other news, that President Muhammadu Buhari is more interested in a corrupt-free society and in achieving this, he has continued the fight against corruption in the country.

In an interview on Thursday, January 6, Buhari said that one way to fight corruption in Nigeria is for citizens to live within their means.

He added that as long as Nigerians want to live flamboyantly, corruption would continue to thrive.

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