EFCC secures 340 convictions in 6 months – Magu


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had secured 340 convictions for various offences within the last six months, the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has said.

Magu, who was represented by the agency’s secretary, Emmanuel Adegboyega, disclosed this Tuesday in Abuja at a project launch titled, “Law Enforcement and Public Engagement in Nigeria.”

The project was launched by CLEEN Foundation, in collaboration with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office of the US Embassy in Nigeria.

Adegboyega, however debunked claims that EFCC recorded only few convictions in its operations, noting that the anti-graft agency had recorded more convictions than any other sister agencies in the country.

He said the commission only investigates and charges suspects to court. The court, he added, determines the verdict and that has always been the final.

He described the level of corrupt practices in the country as “alarming,” but assured that the agency was up to the task.

According to him, the EFCC had a robust platform in collaboration with Interpol to track down corrupt persons.

He therefore called for synergy among anti-graft agencies without which little or no success could be achieved.