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EFCC Agency says N1b has been recovered from Niger Delta politicians

Salihu also said the funds were recovered between the periods of January to September

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) South-South Zonal Head, Ishaq Salihu, has revealed that N1b has been recovered from notable individuals and politicians from the Niger Delta.

According to Salihu, the funds were recovered between the periods of January to September, adding that they fall into two categories.

The EFCC zonal chief said this while speaking with members of the Coalition of Civil Rights Organisations, Concerned Youths and Ijaw Nation Worldwide.

The aggrieved youths were protesting the probe of the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.

The EFCC search light fell of the former first lady when she admitted that she was the owner of five Skye Bank accounts with billions of Naira.

Speaking further, Salihu said “Between January 2 and September 2 alone, the EFCC South-South office has recovered N1.30 billion. What I said can be verified, there are records on that.

“The amount falls into two categories. One, recovery from the Federal Government and the state governments, and recoveries from politicians, and individuals that reported their cases to the EFCC and whose money had been returned.

“We have Recovery Account at the Central Bank of Nigeria. The last time I checked, we have recovered from politicians over N500.5m, that make up the N1bn. Nobody should justify the illegality that has been going on.”

Recently, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) called on Patience Jonathan to tell Nigerians how she made $31m.

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