EFCC secured 90 convictions in 6 months – Magu




Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has revealed that the Commission secured the convictions of 90 corruption cases in various courts in the country in six months, notable among whom were two former governors.
Magu disclosed this recently while receiving delegates of the Africa Union, Economic, Social Cultural Cuncil (AU ECOSOCC) who paid him a courtesy call on the sideline of their four day anti-corruption conference organised by the Council, with the theme: “Winning the Fight Against Corruption; A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation,” in Abuja.
Magu who commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s neutrality and the independent of anti-corruption agencies under his administration said securing the convictions of the two former governors took close to 10 years because of several efforts to frustrate their trials.
“Within the last six months, we have secured over 90 convictions of corrupt persons from various courts.
“Some of the major convictions were those of the two former governors.
I was the Chief Investigator in both cases.
It took us close to ten years to convict them and we have just started, we will if need be pursue our cases to Supreme Court.
Our lawyers are ready and they are busier than other lawyers.
Earlier, the Nigerian Representative/ Chairperson, Committee on Social Affairs & Health at Cluster Committee to the 2nd Permanent General Assembly of the AU-ECOSOCC, Dr. Tunji Asaolu, said the workshop on anticorruption was organised to support President Muhammadu Buhari, and his counterparts across Africa to achieve the objective of riding the continent of corruption.
He lamented that corruption has gone deep in Africa with numerous challenges, stressing: “We cannot keep corruption and at the same time, yearn for development.
For us to achieve Agenda 2063 of the Union, corruption must be first dealt with.”

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