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EFCC records 126 convictions in 2014

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said it recorded 126 convictions in 2014.

This is contained in a statement signed by its spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos.

The statement said the figure was an improvement over the 117 convictions recorded in 2013.

It pledged the commission’s determination to sustain the momentum with a view to achieving more convictions in 2015.

The statement reiterated the commission’s determination to conclude the prosecution of all pending cases in court.

“The commission has many cases at various stages of prosecution in court. Space and time will not permit me to list all the cases.

But suffice is to say that the commission remains committed to seeing these matters to logical conclusion”, it said

The statement also said the commission was looking forward to the ruling of Federal High Court Benin in the N25billion case involving Michael Igbinedion, the younger brother of former Gov Lucky Igbinedion of Edo, on Jan. 30.

The statement said EFCC had been receiving support from international law enforcement agencies and other partners in the fight against organised crime and corruption.

“EFCC has signed over 12 Memoranda of Understanding with various law enforcement organisations covering training, intelligence sharing and joint operations”, it said.

The statement said the agency, in addition to its law enforcement activities, had lately stepped up public enlightenment to mobilise the people to embrace the anti- graft war.

It said the commission recently launched an Interfaith Anti-corruption Preaching/Teaching Manuals.

“The manuals are well-researched publications to be used for teaching and preaching against corruption in churches and mosques nationwide.
The former Anti-Corruption Revolution Campaign (ANCOR), has been repackaged and re-launched.
It is now known as the Anti-corruption and Economic and Financial Crimes Support Network (ACE-Network)’’, the statement said.

(NAN)