EFCC Goes After Orji Kalu Again And Others’ Cases

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, says the commission’s intelligence unit had uncovered a fraud of N6bn looted from an unnamed state government’s coffer. Bawa disclosed at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He say, since he came on board, they have embarked on the restructuring of the agency. One of the key things he succeeded in doing is the creation of the Department of Intelligence.

Since the creation of the department, they have received meaningful intelligence. Just last week, they sent a report of a certain governor that has taken money out of the treasury of the state in cash over a period of time amounting to over N6bn.

He also disclosed that the intelligence unit was assisting the agency by forwarding findings to other departments, including the operations department.

Just a couple of weeks back, they recovered $100 m for the Nigeria Ports Authority but the money was paid into the account of NPA but through the EFCC efforts.

The EFCC boss also states that the agency would begin fresh prosecution of former Abia State Governor, Senator Orji Kalu.

While speaking on Kalu and other pending cases, he says, they have prosecuted several people within this period, secured 185 convictions and for two months the courts has been on strike, they have filed 367 cases and within this week, they are going to file 800 cases in court.

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