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Abuja, Lagos offices lead as EFCC recovers N152bn, $386m in 2021


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday said it recovered the sums of N152,088,698,751.64, $386,220,202.84, £1,182,519.75, €156,246.761, 723,310.00 Saudi riyal, 1,900.00 South African rands, and 1,400 Canadian dollars between January and December 2021.

The anti-graft agency said it also recovered 5,36957319 Bitcoin and 0.09012 Ethereum within the period.

The agency, in a statement by its Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, stated that the money was, directly and indirectly, recovered for the federal, state and local governments, corporate organisations and individuals, who were victims of crime.

According to Uwujaren, the agency’s headquarters recovered N67, 249, 744, 994.89, $375,662,223.59 and £1,151,539.75 from the aggregate sums, while the Lagos command recovered the sums of N70,315,611,260.52, $9,286,497.83 and £21,500.

Uwujaren noted that the Kaduna zonal command recovered the sum of N3, 339,405,723.93, while the Ibadan zonal command recovered the sum of $387,385.

He said the Chairman of the agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who commended the personnel of the commission for their performance, also urged them to double their efforts to ensure that perpetrators of economic and financial crimes were denied the benefit of the proceeds of crime.

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