Abdulrasheed Bawa, EFCC chairman
EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa says the anti-graft agency secured 3,328 convictions against financial crimes in 2022.
He said looted assets were also recovered from corrupt public officials such as former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu and former petroleum minister Diezani Allison-Madueke.
EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren stated in Abuja on Friday that Mr Bawa made the pronouncement in Port Harcourt, while declaring open a workshop on Financial Crimes Reporting held for journalists in the Niger Delta.
Mr Bawa also told the workshop that the EFCC also got a court order on a former Accountant-General of the Federation to forfeit N755 million recovered from him to the federal government.
Mr Uwujaren quoted Mr Bawa as saying that the “EFCC also recovered three luxury properties from retired Col. Bello Fadile, former aide to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
“We also secured interim forfeiture of 40 assets in Nigeria, the United States of America, London and Dubai belonging to former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
“Two weeks earlier, another court issued a final forfeiture order of two properties within Abuja belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources.
“These are just a few of the assets recovered between January and Nov. 18, 2022.’’