Wednesday, 9 August 2017

EFCC: Agency recovers N227m in Kaduna

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

The cash haul was recovered over the period of seven months of its operations, the Kaduna zonal office of the EFCC said.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has recovered over N227 million from various persons in Kaduna state.

The Kaduna zonal office of the anti-graft commission disclosed this on Wednesday, August 9.

The cash haul was recovered over the period of seven months of its operations, the commission, which was recently inaugurated in Kaduna State said.

A statement signed by its Head of operations in the zonal office, Ibrahim Bappa, said the sum is made up of N221,336,884.06 and $17,600 (about N6.4m) recovered from various persons under investigation by the commission.

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According to Bappa, from the petitions, 130 have been referred for investigation, 10 cases are currently under prosecution in courts while 80 have been referred to sister agencies for further investigations.

He commended the judiciary in Kaduna State in giving speedy trials to financial crime in the zone.



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