7,340 Corruption Cases Still Under Investigation – EFCC Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Umar Abba, yesterday said the lockdown imposed by government across the country following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted operations of the anti-graft agency for five months.

He said the investigation initiated by government that led to the suspension of the former Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, created anxiety amongst stakeholders.

He also disclosed that the commission secured 865 convictions from a total of 1,305 cases it filed in courts in 2020.

The EFCC boss said that a total of 7,340 cases were under investigation out of the 10,152 petitions received by the commission.

A statement issued by the commission reviewing the operations of the agency in 2020, said the commission’s projections anchored on a strategic vision were greatly slowed down by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The lockdown enforced as part of measures to stem the spread of the deadly virus precipitated a scale down of our operations.

“For more than five months, activities were at the lowest ebb in our 17-year history as an institution”, he said.




About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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