EFCC Has Secured 140 Convictions In Just Six Months and Recovered Billions...

EFCC Has Secured 140 Convictions In Just Six Months and Recovered Billions from Looters


A former court registrar got 10 years for an $8.4 million scam and a secondary school leaver bagged 37 years imprisonment for defrauding an American of $40million.

These and many others, including former Nigeria DG of NIMASA, Raymond Omatseye who got five years for a N1.5billion contract scam, are some of the 140 convictions the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured withing just six months of Ibrahim Magu in charge.

But the EFCC Chairman, Magu, said Nigerians should expect a very rigorous war against corruption.

He also said the anti-graft agency was not persecuting arrested members of the PDP but doing their job.

According to Magu, if Nigerians have the details of some of the dirty deals which some former leaders of the ruling party (PDP) did, they will shed tears.

Magu, in an address at the launch of “Clean Hands Against Corruption Campaign” at the Eagle Square in Abuja, said the EFCC had kept faith with Nigerians.

The Nation obtained a document containing some of those convicted in the last six months.

They include a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Raymond Temisan Omatseye (five years for a N1.5n contract scam); a Lagos Court Registrar, Mrs. Rosulu Idowu Oluronke (10 years for $8.4m); a former chairman, Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area, Kogi State, Gabriel Daudu(154 years for N1.4billion fraud); ex-Adamawa Commissioner for Local Government Affairs John Elias Babani( 10 years for N51.5m fraud); George Uboh(3 years for selling vehicles belonging to the defunct Police Equipment Fund);

The EFCC also secured court order to extradite a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPM), Ehi Okonyomon to Britain to face charges of corruption and money laundering on the N750m polymer bribery scandal.

It also got an order to extradite a Nigerian fugitive, Franca Asemota, to Britain for trafficking of minors.

President Muhammadu Buhari is proud of what EFCC is doing and would speak on the matter in his May 29 official broadcast on Democracy Day.




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