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CRIME RATE: EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office Records Highest Sentences In 2020

The Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recorded the highest convictions in 2020.

This was disclosed on Tuesday at a brief award ceremony to honour outstanding zones. The acting Chairman Mohammed Umar Abba while honoring the Ibadan zonal commission’s zonal offices for effectively delivering its mandate in 2020 stated that the Ibadan office secured a total of 292 last year.

The Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, informed that the Ibadan Zonal Office was rewarded with an award of excellence for posting the highest number of convictions at 292.

At the second spot is the Lagos Zonal Office with 227 convictions, while the Port Harcourt Zonal Office came third with 106 convictions.

The EFCC spokesman further informed that the Headquarters Operations emerged tops in assets recovery having scooped a total of N15.1billion in 2020.

Lagos and Abuja Zonal Offices came second and third with N10.9billion and N1.29billion respectively.

According to Abba, “Management is happy with your performance and decided to honour you with a letter of commendation and a plaque.”

The EFCC boss added that the gesture was designed to inspire personnel of the Commission to greater performance, even as he urged the zonal heads to extend the gesture of rewarding excellence to sections and teams in their zones.

Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Baba Mallam, who stood in for the acting Director of Operations, Mohammed Hadeja, thanked the acting chairman and the management of the Commission for considering them worthy of the honour.

He described the honor as an elixir that would further motivate personnel to strive for excellence in the best tradition of the EFCC.

The Head, Abuja Zone, Chief Detective Superintendent Saad Abubakar; Head Port Harcourt Zone, Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent Abdulkarim Chukkol; Head, Lagos Zone, Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent Abdulrasheed Bawa and the Head, Ibadan Zone, Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent Kanu were reported to be at theaward ceremony.

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