The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it recovered about N200 million in
In a statement issued on Thursday, October 20, by its Head of Operations Maiduguri zonal office, Ibrahim Bappa, it was disclosed that N196.7 million was recovered for the Federal Government and about N3 million for individuals that petitioned the commission.
"Since the office resumed operations in November 2015, it has recovered the sum of N196, 670, 000 for the Federal Government of Nigeria and the sum of N2.8m for individual victims as a result of petitions received and acted upon by the zone," Bappa said.
He did not, however, state the persons from whom the money was recovered.
He said the EFCC office in Maiduguri zonal office was opened on March 22, 2011, but suspended its operations due to the security challenges.
Bappa said with the resumption of operations by the anti-graft agency, the fight against corruption will intensify in the area.
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He urged Nigerians to report any public official "suspected to have used his/her position to enrich himself or herself or any individual living above his/her known means" by writing petition to the executive chairman of the commission through the head of operation in the state.
He assured that "no stone will be left unturned to bring such persons to justice."