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EFCC recovers N33m in Borno


From Junaid Jobril Maiva, Maiduguri
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission has recovered about N33 million worth of looted funds from Corporate Bodies and individuals in the last six months in its Maiduguri zonal office, Borno State.
The Head of Operations EFCC, John Sendere disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing Journalists in Maiduguri.
He pointed out that despite the prevailing security situation, the commission has also received 73 cases, investigated 43 while eight victims were being prosecuted.
Sendere said 80 suspects were arrested and one conviction secured.
EFCC zonal office in Maiduguri has organised Anti Corruption public enlightenment lectures for National Youth Service Corps members in Yobe State.
The commission Mr Sendere explained will partner with the Borno and Yobe States ministry of education to organise more anti corruption sensitization lectures for secondary school students.
He appealed to the public to disregard the information especially on social media platforms that solicits for money from members of the public in the name of the Acting Chairman of the Commission Ibrahim Mustapha Magu.
Mr John Sendere further disclosed that the zonal office welcomes both petitions and intelligence information on economic and financial crimes from individuals and groups and promised strict confidentiality for any information volunteered.

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