The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it secured a total of 2,220 convictions across all its Commands in 2021, which is the highest by the anti-graft agency since inception.
This was disclosed by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity Mr. Wilson Uwujaren in a press statement on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement said, “The figure which emerged from a review of the Commission’s performance in the outgone year, shows that the Lagos Command of the Agency recorded the most convictions-481, closely followed by the Ibadan Command with 324 convictions, while the Port Harcourt Zonal Command had 230 convictions.
“The conviction secured by the Commission in 2021 is the highest by the EFCC Since inception. Before 2021, the highest record of conviction by the Commission was secured in 2019 with 1280 convictions. The 2,220 record of 2021 is a 127.5 % improvement over the 2019 record.
“Interestingly too, the 2,220 record represents a 98.49% success rate in prosecution as the Commission lost only 34 cases during this period.”
The Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa commended the commission’s personnel for their dedication despite the challenges of criminal prosecution in court.
He assured that the EFCC would continue to motivate all categories of staff for greater efficiency through capacity development and other incentives.