We’ve recovered over N1bn from South-South alone – EFCC

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Over one billion naira proceeds of corruption has been recovered from individuals in the South-South region of the country between January and September 2016, with 24 convictions.


This is according to the zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ishaq Saliu.

He said this in Port Harcourt when some Niger Delta youths took a protest to the commission’s office over alleged lopsidedness in the anti-corruption campaign.

According to them, the ongoing matter involving the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the monies found in her account to the tune of 15 million Dollars, has brought the current campaign.

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Mr. Saliu insisted that the EFCC said the commission would always be on the side of the law and stop at nothing in its effort to recover stolen funds.

“There is nothing selective in the cases of EFCC. We are professionals to the core.

“Once an allegation is made, before somebody is even invited – the invitation is the last leg of our cases.

“Bank documents and things we need to inquire would have been gotten.

“Port Harcourt Zonal office alone, this year, has 24 convictions and recovered over a billion naira,” he said.

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