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EFCC recovered over N120 billion, secured 1,600 convictions in six months – Chairman 

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has said that the anti-graft agency recovered over N120 billion since his assumed office six months ago.  

Olukoyede disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday during a chat with media executives at the commission’s headquarters. 

He said that the agency also secured over 1,600 convictions within the same timeframe.  

The commission’s boss emphasized that Nigeria needs the EFCC to survive, as the agency continues to recover stolen money from individuals almost every day. 

On the issue of arraignment of the former Kogi governor, Olukoyede said he made personal efforts to invite Bello to respond to investigations regarding his alleged involvement in money laundering to the tune of N80.02 billion.  

According to him, he had a telephone conversation with the former governor offering him ample opportunities to present himself for interrogation by investigators of the EFCC. 

The planned arraignment of the former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, coincides with the ongoing trial of his nephew, Alli Bello, Daudu Suleiman, and another individual for fraud. 

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