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EFCC secures 3,785 convictions in 2022; 70.5% increment over 2021

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured 3,785 convictions across all its commands in 2022. The figure, which emerged from a review of the commission’s performance in the outgone year, shows a 70.5 percent improvement over its record for 2021 (2,220).

It also represents a 98.93 percent success rate in prosecution given that the EFCC lost only 41 cases, representing 1.07 percent within the period

As it was in 2021, its Lagos command recorded the most convictions 765, closely followed by the Ibadan Command with 573 convictions and the Port Harcourt zonal command with 567, while the headquarters recorded 314 convictions.

The conviction secured by the commission in 2022 is the highest since inception of the agency, and sustains an upward trajectory which began shortly after the emergence of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

In 2015, EFCC recorded 103 convictions. This shot to 195 convictions in 2016, the first full year in office of the Buhari administration. The figure improved to 312 in 2018, 1,280 in 2019, dropped slightly to 976 conviction in 2020, the year of Covid-19, then moved up to 2,220 in 2021.

The percentile improvement of the EFCC convictions in the seven years of the Buhari administration from 103 to 3,785, is over 3574.8 percent.

EFCC Executive Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa commended the personnel for their industry and dedication despite the challenges of criminal prosecution in court.

He assured that the EFCC would continue to motivate all categories of staff for greater efficiency through capacity development and other incentives.

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