The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday said the conviction of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Ozor Kalu, was a pointer to the relentless determination of the agency that turning corrupt do not go unpunished.
Magu engaged in the chest beating while speaking at the theme, ‘Zero tolerance to corruption: A clarion call,’ at the 2019 International Anti-corruption Day organised by the commission in conjunction with Nigeria Shippers Council.
According to the EFCC boss, corruption had “created multi-dimensional crises across the globe, put families in deprivation, poverty and exposed individuals to unexpected insecurity leading to frustration and suffering.”
It would be recalled that Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was last week found guilty alongside others of fraud and money laundering to the tune of over N7 billion by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The assets of his company, Slok Limited, was also ordered to be forfeited to the Federal Government.
Magu added that the agency has recovered money running into several billions of naira and millions in foreign currencies.
“The cumulative value of recoveries by the commission runs into hundreds of billions of naira, millions of dollars and other foreign currencies. In the Port Harcourt zone of the EFCC, a total of 244 trucks were forfeited to the Federal Government owing to illegal oil bunkering activities in the region”, he said.
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