EFCC recovers N200m in Borno in 11 months

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According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has revealed that it has recovered about N200m in Borno State between November 2015 till date.

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The commission in a statement on Thursday by its Head of Operations Maiduguri zonal office, Ibrahim Bappa, said N196.7m was recovered for the Federal Government and about N3m for individuals that petitioned the commission.

He said, “Since the office resumed operations in November, 2015, it has recovered the sum of N196, 670, 000 for the Federal Government of Nigeria and the sum of N2.8m for individual victims as a result of petitions received and acted upon by the zone.”

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Bappa, in the statement made available to journalists in Maiduguri, did not however state the persons from whom the money was recovered.

He said the EFCC opened its Maiduguri zonal office on March 22, 2011 but suspended its operations due to the security challenges.

Bappa said the resumption of operations by the commission meant it was poised to fight corruption and financial crimes in the area.

He urged the people in the area to report any public official “suspected to have used his/her position to enrich himself or herself or any individual living above his/her known means” by writing petition to the executive chairman of the commission through the head of operation in the state.

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He promised that “no stone will be left unturned to bring such persons to justice” even as he solicited support of the people to carry out the commission’s mandate.

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