EFCC Secures Over 150 Convictions In Seven Months

Bukola Oriowo  
Updated August 13, 2018

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has disclosed that over 150 convictions have been secured by the commission in the last eight months.

Magu said this on Monday during a stakeholders’ meeting with religious leaders, labour unions, and traders associations at the South West Zonal Office of the commission in Iyaganku, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

He called on individuals at the meeting to embrace the fight against corruption and urged them not to glorify corrupt leaders.

“This is a stakeholders’ summit because the fight against corruption affects all of us. Everybody in Nigeria is a stakeholder. Nigerians must take ownership of the fight against corruption.

“The number of convictions alone this year, I think we have about over 150 as at July.

“Corruption fight is not something you leave to only anti-corruption agencies. We can see that if Nigerians join in the fight against corruption, we have a longer and wider reach. The looting must stop. We should not glorify the corrupt; we should not appreciate the corrupt,” he said.

Magu also exonerated the commission of partisanship, noting that the EFCC has always made the general interest of the Nigerian populace arrowhead of its operation.

He also urged Nigerians to be transparent in the business activities they are engaged.

Magu was welcomed to the zonal office by the zonal director of EFCC South-West zonal headquarter, Mr Ibrahim Abdulrasheed Bawa; zonal director of National Orientation Agency (NOA) Mrs Dolapo Dosunmu, and leaders of labour unions, religious organisations, trade unions.