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Abuja office recovered N1.54bn in one year —EFCC

As Sokoto office recover N400 million within six months

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said that its Abuja Zonal Office recovered N1,541,801,872 billion from June 2019 to June 2020.

The Zonal Head, Mr. Aminu Ado Aliyu, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a press briefing.

Mr. Aliyu was commenting on the achievements of the Abuja zone within the period under review.

The disclosure came just as the commission’s Sokoto office announced the recovery of N400 million within six months.

Breaking down the recoveries, Mr Aliyu said:

“For individuals, we have recovered N315,825,431 million.

“For corporate organisations, we have recovered N285,430,343 million.

“While we have recovered N940,546,098 million for the federal government.

“Also as part of our recoveries in foreign currency is 10,386 dollars and 730,500 pounds sterling,” he said.

Recall that ElombahNews reported on September 3, 2019, that EFCC also stated that its Abuja Zonal Office made the following recoveries between January and August 2019:

  1. Four hundred and twenty three million, six thousand nine hundred and eighty seven naira, ninety two kobo (N423, 006,987.92);
  2. Thirty nine thousand, two hundred and fifty three US dollars ($39,253); and,
  3. Two thousand, three hundred and thirty thousand euro (€2330)

This was disclosed by the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Mustapha Magu.

Magu also spoke through the Head of the Abuja Office, Aminu Aliyu, at a press briefing in Abuja.

During the press briefing, Aliyu disclosed that the zone was also focusing on cybercrime through intelligence gathering and collaboration with other agencies across the world.

He said: “Prior to the release of the FBI list, we had in collaboration with the FBI, cases under investigation of which 2 suspects indicted in the list released by the FBI are in our custody.

“On the other hand, another suspect on the list is being investigated independently on a different case and his case is pending arraignment”.

Aliyu further disclosed that two of the suspects, Chika Augustine and Godspower Nwachukwu, were arrested in Abuja and $35,000 were recovered from one of them (Chika Augustine).

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