From William Treasure, Benin
Edo state zone of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has secured 51 convictions between January and June this year.
Head of the anti-graft agency in the zone, Muhtar Suleiman Bello, disclosed this shortly after a road walk to commemorate this year’s African Anti-Corruption Day held in the state.
He pointed out that those convicted were those involved in various fraud cases.
Murtar Bello also noted that the commission recovered N45,619,706.71 within the same period under review.
He stressed that the properties and instruments of fraud which are proceeds of crimes were forfeited to the Federal Government adding that a total of 318 convictions were secured in 2018.
According to him, “This is to show to the whole world that Africans have identified their problems and are ready to tackle it. They are not just sitting at home but taking steps to recover loots. The Acting Executive Chairman is doing everything possible to make sure that corruption has been dealt with. Fighting corruption involves all stakeholders,” he insisted.