The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) have secured 3,412 convictions and recovered over N528 billion in cash and assets within a year.

According to a statement by DHQ spokesperson Edward Buba, the anti-corruption agencies achieved these feats through their tireless efforts and collaborative initiatives.

The recovered funds include N161.6 billion, foreign currencies, and cryptocurrency units. The EFCC secured 50 convictions against internet fraudsters and currency racketeers, while the ICPC recovered N66 billion in cash and rent on forfeited assets, with an additional N5.8 billion in restrained assets.

The Head of Strategic Communications at National Security Adviser ONSA, Zakari Mijinyawa, attributed the successes to robust interagency collaboration, coordinated efforts, and enhanced national security measures.

Mijinyawa explained that ONSA arranged a bilateral dialogue on security and defence between the United Kingdom (UK) and Nigeria, uniting top security and defence officials from both nations. He stressed that ONSA, in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), launched a range of economic security initiatives aimed at combating currency manipulation and speculation.


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