EFCC Records 139 Convictions in Six Months.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured a total of 139 convictions in the last six months.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Uwujaren said this is not excluding the conviction of two former governors – Mr Jolly Nyame of Taraba State, and Joshua Dariye who was until his conviction, a serving senator representing Plateau State at the National Assembly.

In the statement released on Monday, Uwujaren said: “Indeed, the EFCC has remained consistent in its efforts of effectively changing the negative narrative of pervasive corruption in the system and altering the general perception that there are some people who are above the Law. Suffice to state, that the record of convictions, also includes that of a former Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joseph Nwobike, who was convicted for attempting to pervert the course of justice.”

He further emphasized the agency’s determination to prosecute several of such corruption cases nationwide to a logical conclusion.

He also said the anti-graft agency will not rest on its oars, as it is determined to surpass the 189 convictions secured in 2017.

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