By Philomina Attah, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has secured 3,328 convictions for financial crimes in 2022, its Chairman, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, said.
A statement by the EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja on Friday said that Bawa made the pronouncement in Port Harcourt, while declaring open a workshop on Financial Crimes Reporting organised for journalists in the Niger Delta.
Bawa also told the workshop that the EFCC also got a court order compelling a former Accountant-General of the Federation to forfeit N755 million, recovered from him, to the Federal Government.
Bawa said that the “EFCC also recovered three luxury properties from retired Col. Bello Fadile, former aide to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
“We also secured interim forfeiture of 40 assets in Nigeria, the United States of America, London and Dubai belonging to former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
“Two weeks earlier, another court issued a final forfeiture order of two properties within Abuja, belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources.
“These are just a few of the assets recovered between January and Nov. 18, 2022.’’