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EFCC recovers N111m in North-East, arrests 191 suspects

By Vincent Ekhoragbon

Gombe—THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office, has convicted seven persons for various crimes and recovered N110,820,023.53 million within the last seven months.

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The seven convicted persons are among the 191 suspects arrested by the Commission in the period under review.

Malam Aminu Aliyu, Head of Operations, EFCC Zonal Office, Gombe, who disclosed this at a briefing in Gombe yesterday, said N79,074,743.53 of the amount was in draft and N31,745,280 in cash.

Aliyu said the office arrested 191 suspects arising from various petitions received with some of the cases still under investigation.

He said the office had also secured seven convictions and more convictions were still being awaited as 54 cases are currently under prosecution.

He further explained that the Commission is not only concern with ridding the society of economic and financial crimes by sending criminals to jail, but also forestalling crime by alerting and sensitising the public on how fraudsters operate through radio and television programmes aired twice a week.

The Gombe Zonal Office covers Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba states.

.The EFCC Head of Operations particularly commended the public for volunteering the information that led to the cracking of some syndicates, especially those involved in fertilisers, palm oil and petroleum products adulteration in Gombe.




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