EFCC Records 113 Convictions In Six Months
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recorded 113 convictions nationwide between January and June, its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, said on Friday.
Magu said at an interactive meeting that the convictions were made possible by the contributions and support of citizens.
The EFCC boss vowed not to spare the corrupt despite the prevailing obstacles in the anti-graft war.
“We will not fail to bring to book those who have corruptly stolen our commonwealth and thereafter organise to destabilise the anti-corruption initiatives.
“I will not relent, I will fight for the interest of our citizens and our children’s future,” he said.
Magu reiterated his position that corruption is at the root of recent separatist agitations in parts of the country, and urged all patriotic Nigerians to join forces against those tendencies.
Civil society leaders, who spoke at the forum, called on the commission to step up its awareness creation activities on the prevention of corruption.
They urged the EFCC to create communication strategies that would motivate the masses to join the anti-corruption crusade.
President of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Malachy Ugwumadu; a lawyer and human rights activist, Jiti Ogunye as well as Dr Joe Odumakin of Women Arise were present at the meeting.
They were unanimous in demanding public support for all anti-corruption agencies to reduce the pressure on EFCC.