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EFCC retrieves N227m in Kaduna zonal office
According to the anti-graft agency, the amount was for the period of seven months of its operations in the zonal office which was recently inaugurated in Kaduna State.
The EFCC revealed the sum is made up of N221,336,884.06 and $17,600 (about N6.4m) recovered from various persons under investigation by the commission.
In a statement signed on Wednesday by its Head of operations in the zonal office, Ibrahim Bappa , the EFCC noted that 865 arrested suspects were screened by the commission within the period 220 number of petitions it received.
Bappa added that 130 of the petitions have been referred for investigation, 10 cases are currently under prosecution in courts while 80 have been referred to sister agencies for further investigations.
Bappa expressed satisfaction with the speedy trials the judiciary in Kaduna State gave to financial crime in the zone.
Meanwhile, the head of operations said the N49m recovered at Kaduna International Airport, has been temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government.
He said, “The zone also wishes to seize this opportunity to inform members of the public to be wary of fake facebook accounts of the Ag. Chairman of the Commission fraudulently designed to dupe unsuspecting victims.
“Nigerians are further advised to be suspicious of business proposals with quick and high-profit returns; as it may be bait by fraudsters to swindle them of their hard earned assets.”