The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has recorded 3,440 convictions of financial and cyber crimes across the country from January to November 2022.
The commission’s Chairman, Abdulrashid Bawa made this know while delivering a goodwill message at the opening of a workshop on Financial Crimes Reporting.
Bawa also promised that the commission would work to enforce the Electoral Act as the 2023 general elections approach.
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“In terms of prosecution of cases in court, I am glad to inform you that, between January and November 25 this year, EFCC recorded 3,440 convictions. The potentials for improvement are good as more ongoing cases are concluded in the remaining four weeks of the year.
“Remarkable as this feat is, we are not resting on our laurels. We believe there is still a lot to be done which is the reason why we are actively seeking the support of all stakeholders, including the media.”
He explained that the anti-graft agency would keep
“working in close collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders to preserve the integrity of the electoral process.”
Additionally he stated that concerning the 2023 general elections, the agency would work to enforce the Electoral Act as it approached.
The EFCC Chair said:
“We will ensure that the Electoral Act is fully enforced and those who seek to influence voters through financial inducement are brought to justice.”
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