EFCC recovers over N325m from politicians, individuals in North-east

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered N325,181,919 from politicians and individuals in the Northeast zone and secured five convictions in its operations across the region.

EFCC Head of Operations, Mr. Aminu Ado Aminu, made this known in Gombe, while appraising its performance from January 2016 to date within the zone.         The territory comprises Adamawa, Bauchi, Plateau, Taraba and Gombe, which is the headquarters of the zone.

He said the recovered money included N183,590,000 from politicians within the zone as part of funds illegally sourced and used in prosecuting the 2015 general elections.

He further explained: “In line with the above, a total of 130 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff drawn from Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States have been interrogated and will soon be charged to court for corruption involving the sum of N73,000,000 bribe during the 2015 polls.

“A breakdown shows that Gombe State has 26 staff involved; Adamawa has 86, and Taraba 18. We also have recovered the sum mentioned above from the INEC.”

 

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