EFCC secured 3,440 convictions in 2022, says official

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Between January and November 2022, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) obtained 3,440 convictions for financial crimes and cybercrimes.

Abdulrashid Bawa, Chairman of the EFCC, delivers a goodwill message at the start of a financial crime reporting workshop organized by the commission.

Bawa, represented by Kano Area Commander Farouk Dogondaji, also stated that the commission will work to ensure the implementation of the Election Law as the 2023 general election approaches.

“In terms of the prosecution of cases in the courts, I am pleased to report that between January and November 25 of this year, the EFCC recorded 3,440 convictions.”

The potential for improvement is good as more ongoing cases are concluded in the remaining four weeks of the year.

“As remarkable as this feat is, we are not resting on our laurels.” We believe that much remains to be done, so we are actively seeking support from all stakeholders, including the media.

“For our part, we are working closely with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders to preserve the integrity of the electoral process.

“We will ensure that the Electoral Law is fully applied and that those who seek to influence voters through financial incentives are brought to justice,” he said.

Bawa also said that the commission would work to ensure the application of the Electoral Law as the 2023 general election approaches.

The president described the journalists as critical allies who were at the workshop to improve their ability to help fight cyber and financial crime in the country.

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Earlier, Assistant Director of Legal Affairs and Prosecution Aisha Tahar Habib, while presenting her paper, gave a breakdown of the civil and criminal convictions achieved by the Kano area.

He said the Kano area recorded 160 criminal convictions losing only two and 180 civil convictions losing only one.

She said this puts conviction rates at over 90 percent.

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