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EFCC recorded 3,785 convictions in 2022 – Ag Chairman

EFCC recorded 3,785 convictions in 2022 - Ag Chairman
EFCC recorded 3,785 convictions in 2022 - Ag Chairman (Photo: Head Topics)

The Acting Chairman of Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulkarim Chukkol, on Thursday declared a one-day workshop open on effective Reporting of theCommission .

Represented at the occasion by the Assistant Commander and Head, Makurdi zonal command, Mr Friday Ebelo, it announced that the workshop is the ninth of its series by the commission held in Benue State .

Speaking further at the workshop organised for journalists with the theme effective Reporting of the anti graft agency , the EFCC boss disclosed that in 2022 the commission recorded conviction cases of 3,785 saying it represents the highest figure in that year.

He said: A key component of the framework is the reinvigorated special control unit against money laundering which is driving against illicit drugs.

“There are more activities of these vulnerable people with new technique but efforts are intensified to nip their nefarious activities to the barest minimum:

He therefore lamented the spate of youths’ involvement in the cyber crime activities charging the media to assist in creating awareness to the general public for the danger it pose to the society.

In a paper titled ‘Prosecuting economic challenges’ presented by legal luminary, Ramiah Ikhnaede revealed that in 2022 the commission recorded the biggest success of conviction of 3, 785 .

Barrister Ikhnaede disclosed that in 2019 it recorded 16,while 9 in 2020, and in 2022 39 cases respectively.

Also delivering a paper entitled investigative journalism presented by Dele Oyewale, emphasised reawakening of investigative journalism .

He called on journalists to reawaken the culture of investigative journalism stressing it is the only impetus that made journalists relevant and respectful to the society.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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