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EFCC Secures 110 Convictions in 11 months

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Ibrahim Lamorde – EFCC Chairman

Ibrahim Lamorde, the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, said the Commission secured 110 convictions between January and November 2014.

He made the disclosure in Abuja at an event to commemorate the 2014 International Anti-Corruption Day with the theme: “Breaking Corruption Chain,” organised by the Inter-agency Task Team.

Lamorde, who said that the Commission secured 117 convictions in 2013, added that the feat was in line with its commitment to break the chain of corruption in the country.

He expressed optimism that the Commission would secure more convictions before the end of the year, adding that corruption had slowed down development in the country.

The EFCC boss said “we have realized that fighting corruption is not all about arrest, prosecution and conviction; it requires a lot more approach.

“We have adopted public enlightenment and education so as to reach out to the grassroots.’’

Lamorde said the Commission had adopted the process of budget monitoring at all levels of government and embraced the use of social media for public enlightenment.

In his remarks, Ledum Mitee, the Chairman, Inter-Agency Task Team, said the International Anti-Corruption Day was set aside globally to raise awareness and reiterate the commitment parties to the fight against corruption.

He called for effective implementation of the laws against corruption without fear or favour and adequate empowerment of anti-corruption institutions to enhance the fight against the menace.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

5 Comments

  1. bruno

    December 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    who are you trying to decieve. all those 110 convictions most of them are petty theft, petty yahoo yahoo boys. I know crime is crime, but assuming big men of the society and nigerian politicians are part of the 110 convictions,we would applaud you but no.

    nigerian politicians and pastors are stealing money and doing illegal arms dealings. mr efcc chairman take several “chairs”

    • asgrl

      December 9, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      Let me leave the obligatory “But they are trying now. Nigerians! You are never happy with anything. They have to start from somewhere. What have you done? We should be praying for them.” comment. Thanks!

  2. Tony

    December 9, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Ewu cambia.. see him face!! useless man!! nonsense country and the weakling of a president!! i hope all the rulers are 5 presidents face firing squad for being so insensitive and wicked to the people of Nigeria..

  3. Tony

    December 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Ewu cambia.. see him face!! useless man!! nonsense country and the weakling of a president!! i hope all the rulers plus the current 5 presidents face firing squad for being so insensitive and wicked to the people of Nigeria..

  4. john bosco

    December 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Until you arrest Suswam, I can’t take you seriously.

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