The Kaduna zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the recovery of over N227million during its operations in the zone.
The anti-graft agency said the amount was for the period of seven months of its operations in the office, which was recently inaugurated in Kaduna State.
According to the EFCC, the amount is made up of N221,336,884.06 and $17,600 (about N6.4million) recovered from various persons under investigation by the commission.
The EFCC in a statement signed by its Head of Operations in the zonal office, Ibrahim Bappa on Wednesday, noted that 865 arrested suspects were screened by the commission within the period, adding that it received 220 petitions.
Bappa added that 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.
The EFCC boss expressed satisfaction with the judiciary in Kaduna State in giving speedy trials to financial crime in the zone.
Meanwhile, the head of operations said the N49million recovered at Kaduna International Airport had been temporarily forfeited to the Federal government.
He said: “The zone also wishes to seize this opportunity to inform members of the public to be wary of fake facebook accounts of the Ag. Chairman of the Commission fraudulently designed to dupe unsuspecting victims.
“Nigerians are further advised to be suspicious of business proposals with quick and high-profit returns; as it may be bait by fraudsters to swindle them of their hard earned assets.”